Exclusive pic, premiere news: postapocalyptic “FUTURE JUSTICE”
After tackling Satanism, slashers and mad scientists with THE DISCO EXORCIST, MURDER UNIVERSITY and DR. FRANKENSTEIN’S WAX MUSEUM OF THE HUNGRY DEAD, the gang from Scorpio Film Releasing are now preparing to unleash the dystopian actioner FUTURE JUSTICE. We’ve got some photos (including a grisly exclusive) and news of its debut screening.
Directed by Richard Griffin, scripted by Nat Sylva and produced by Ted Marr, FUTURE JUSTICE stars Sylva along with Aaron Andrade, Steven O’Broin, Elyssa Baldassarri, Dan Mauro, Rich Tretheway and Anna Rizzo. The synopsis: “In the future, Saturn’s moon Titan houses a prison where Earth’s worst criminals are kept awaiting their return to Earth for trial and execution. One of those criminals, Python Diamond [Sylva], is being flown back to Earth, escorted by five members of the military police. Upon their return, they find that a cataclysmic nuclear war has reduced the world to a near-lifeless husk. Searching for survivors and any clue as to the cause of the destruction leads the six to a warehouse bunker housing scientists who constitute Earth’s last remaining hope for the future. Unfortunately, their landing spacecraft drew the attention of one of the gangs that roam the ruined countryside in search of food and resources, leading them straight to the carefully hidden and well-provisioned shelter. The gang lays siege to the warehouse, fighting their way inside in a bloody battle that takes lives on both sides.”
“We’ve been planning on producing a postapocalyptic action film since way back in 2007, so it’s really a dream come true to finally have FUTURE JUSTICE ready to show the world,” Griffin says. “Nat Sylva’s screenplay is an exciting take on such classic sci-fi/action films as MAD MAX, 1990: THE BRONX WARRIORS and ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, but adding his tremendous gifts for writing well-rounded characters and dialogue. I have to say, out of the 15 films I’ve directed in the past decade, FUTURE JUSTICE was the most challenging, but also the most rewarding. The ensemble cast all brought their A-game to the set, and brought something unique to each of their characters. The camera crew, the art department and the visual FX department worked tirelessly to create a thrilling vision of the future, and I couldn’t be more proud.”
FUTURE JUSTICE will have its premiere screenings on Sunday, May 18 at 7 and 9 p.m. at Lincoln, Rhode Island’s Cinema World (622 George Washington Highway). Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door, or purchase them in advance here.