Last week we shared a trailer with you for an animated feature film called War of the Worlds: Goliath. Today we have an exclusive clip to share with you along with several images from the film for you to check out. I had a chance to watch the film recently, and it's very cool and entertaining! I think a lot of you would really enjoy it so make sure to check it out when you get a chance! It was directed by Joe Pearson, who sent us the following statement:
As you know, "War of the Worlds: Goliath" is a true independent film, made completely outside of the Hollywood system with a dedicated crew of more then 300 artists and technicians from four separate countries. Like our movie's heroic tripod crew, we were/are an international band of brothers. Making "War of the Worlds: Goliath" was a hard fought "war" for us all, but in the end a real labor of love and we hope it shows.
It's interesting that you use the word "geek" proudly on your site's heading, because this film was made by and for "geeks". By geek I mean all of you, who like us, love genre movies, comics, novels and games. Who love SF, alternate history, steampunk and animation/anime. Who can appreciate 1200 foot long armored zeppelin aircraft carriers and a multitude of kick ass tripod murder machines. Who appreciate great historical icons like Nikola Tesla and the Red Baron and can dig the image of Teddy Roosevelt machine gunning Martians.
If this is your cup of tea, then give "War of the Worlds: Goliath" a shot. We need your support. We don't have the big bucks of the Hollywood majors. We will live or die by the support you give us and word of mouth you can spread. We are out now on nationwide, one week theatrical (in stereoscopic 3D in L.A. and N.Y.) and a number of VOD sites. We'll be out wide on DVD and Bluray via Walmart, Target, Best Buy and others on April 1. So check out and spread the word.
If you do, I promise, that the war will continue. We will make a sequel. Hell we've got a big story planned. We'll make a bunch of sequels as well as comics, games, toys and novels. Thanks and remember, "Watch the skies."
Here's the synopsis for the film:
In a parallel universe, World War One is imminent as we follow the gripping story of human resistance fighters who march to battle against the second invasion of the Martians. In 1899, the Earth was attacked by ruthless invaders from the planet Mars. The Martians' 80 ft tall, heat-ray spewing, Tripod battle machines laid waste to the planet, but the invaders ultimately fell prey to Earth's tiny bacteria. Fifteen years later, Man has rebuilt his shattered world, in large part by utilizing captured Martian technology. Equipped with giant, steam-powered Tripod battle machines, the international rapid reaction force, is Mankind's first line of defense against the return of the rapacious Martian invaders. And return the Martians do. The rematch finds the multinational battle squad tripod "Goliath" on the front-lines of a vicious interplanetary offensive. This time the Martians are using even more advanced alien technology. In the crucible of combat, the young crew helming the mighty Goliath will be tested to the limits of their endurance and courage as they fight for Mankind's very survival under the onslaught of an implacable enemy.
The movie features the voices of Adrian Paul, Adam Baldwin, and Peter Wingfield. If you can't find it in theaters now make sure to check it out on DVD and Blu-ray when it's released on April 1st!