Friday, June 22, 2012

Man becomes machine in The Prototype

Sci-fi/action movies about killer robots are nothing new, nor are ones that explore the theme of man's relationship with machines. The Terminator and Robocop films are just the tip of the iceberg on the subject.

With that in mind, writer/director Andrew Will's The Prototype doesn't mine much new ground: humanoid military robot escapes top-secret facility and is hunted by the government. But the footage below is mighty impressive, suggesting a hybrid of District 9 and The Bourne Identity. There's also a nice balance of philosophy and action, all on a rumoured $40-million budget.

The Bandito Brothers flick stars Neal McDonough, Joseph Mawle and Anna Anissimova. No word on when The Prototype hits theatres, but it's scheduled for release some time in 2013. The Basement is going to keep its collective eyes open for this bad boy!

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