Lost Transmission – Film aus dem Firefly/Serenity-Universum wird in England gedreht

9 Aug

Als Joss Whendons Serie Firefly eingestellt wurde, waren viele Fans verzweifelt. Dann gab es den Kinofilm „Serenity“, ein paar Comics und dank Serenity Tales sogar noch weitere Fangeschichten. Damit nicht genug, soll jetzt in England ein Film gedreht werden, der im Universum von „Firefly“ spielt. „Lost Transmission“ fing mit einzelnen Szenen an, bekam dann aber genug Handlung und Geld, um in einen abendfüllenden Film ausgedehtn zu werden. Ob mehr entstehen wird, als ein teurer Fanfilm?

Der Artikel folgt unten:

 

SPACE pirate and alien life forms could soon be seen zooming around the Lake District – thanks to a new million dollar movie.

Old Hutton writer and director Rick McLeod has teamed up with a group of American producers to make a science fiction film based on cult television series Firefly.

The US consortium, one of whom has done sound-tracks for Mr McLeod in the past, originally began filming experimental sequences in county – but then the idea turned into a feature-length film.

Although $1 million is a relatively small budget for a movie, Mr McLeod said he was ‘shocked’ when the group gave the figure.

“Last year was a good one for us – we’re still reeling from that – so when they approached me my first question was ‘Are you serious?’

“It’s not easy to make films in Cumbria, especially with the UK Film Council gone. When we had Leslie Grantham here, he was unpaid because he loved the script.

“It’s great to know that our hard work is starting to pay off.”

The film, called Lost Transmission, follows the lonely adventure of Blake, captain of a mining ship, with no-one but his computer to talk to after war breaks out on Earth. But he leaves the planet to find life on other worlds.

Filming is expected to start in early 2012, and will be split between Cumbria and America.

CGI effects are already being worked on by the studio, which created a castle in the middle of Windermere in a previous flick.

Before filming begins in earnest, Mr McLeod is shooting a short promotional video with action sequences in Old Hutton.

And he is looking for ‘23rd century pirates’ to star as extras in a fight scene on Sunday, to be led by a trained fight choreographer.

“We’re seeking punks, goths and heavy rockers. Long or short hair, tattoos and piercings are a bonus but not essential. The more outrageous the look the better,” said Mr McLeod.

Discussions with actors to play the role of Blake are still going on.

viaSci-fi movie to be filmed in Lake District (From The Westmorland Gazette).

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