#WarriorsOfFuture: Trailers & Stills of Upcoming Hong Kong Sci-Fi Film!
Names of past sci-fi flicks/projects popped into mind, as I watched the trailer(s) for upcoming Hong Kong feature film "WARRIORS OF FUTURE" - including "Edge of Tomorrow" and "Elysium", and even "District 9" (essentially mecha design from Oats Studios or Weta lah :p) - which perhaps is "unfair" a "comparison", but for "visual reference"-sakes, IMHO. The crispiness of the visuals and high contrasts as well remind me of "video games" (I'm just a casual observer, btw :p) ... and I reckon it is FINE TIME HK delves into such "hardcore" sci-fi!
WHAT-IS: "Warriors of Future (Chinese: 明日戰記), previously known as Virtus (Chinese: 矛盾戰爭), is an upcoming Hong Kong science fiction action film directed by visual effects artist Ng Yuen-fai in his directorial debut and starring Louis Koo, Sean Lau and Carina Lau. Having been in development for three years, the film began production on 12 February 2017 and is set for release in 2019." (Wiki)
PLOT: "In 2055, a meteorite, which brings a fast-growing alien vine named "Pandora", crashes down on a barren Earth ravaged by pollution and global warming. "Pandora" purifies the planet but kills everything in its path. To protect the citizens of their city, the heavily armored military of Hong Kong, armed with the plant's genetic map, tries but fails to destroy "Pandora" and uncovers a conspiracy." (Wiki)
The Wikipedia-page mentions a production budget of US$56 million (impressive in Asia cinema standards), but what is as interesting to me, was seeing Hot Toys promote this film (on their Facebook), which inevitably leads me to wonder of they will unleash 1/6th-scaled collectible action figures for this film?! Time and updates will tell :)
Meanwhile more stills via IMDb and the film's Facebook page AND a slew of images from Concept Artist/Designer Nelson Tai!
"...Been working on this for over 3 years now... designing all kinds of cool things for the film's world : characters, creatures, mechs, weapons, vehicles, environments, and everything inbetween! I'm truly grateful to Director Kofai for bringing me on board this massive Hong Kong film project and giving me such incredible opportunities. I've learned so much from him throughout the development of this. It's been an unbelievable experience being involved in the design of this movie!
I'm honored to have contributed designs to the film alongside with some of the best concept designers in the industry - Mike Andrew Nash, Alex Matthew Figini, Long Ouyang, and Kurt Papstein! And of course, what an incredible job FATface and Main Road Post vfx artists have done to bring this all to life! This will be fn epicccc!!" (Art & Text via Concept Artist/Designer @nelsontai)