New: Ba’al

In their Quixotic search for new forms of giant monsters with which to destroy cities/towns/the world, SciFi Channel and CineTelFilms will soon be unleashing Ba’al (US-2008; dir. Paul Ziller).

baal-poster

Taiwanese DVD cover

This one involves a sentient (indeed deific) storm that is evoked by “a rogue Smithsonian archaeologist, dying of cancer, who will stop at nothing to retrieve the ancient amulets of the storm god Ba’al, which could cure him or make him a god.” (Hollywood Reporter)

Ba’al pic 1

Ba’al pic 2

Or in the words of CineTelFilms’ website:

Bizarre storms wrack the U.S. while simultaneously gruesome murders are occurring. Two scientists find a Sumerian statue of the storm god Ba’al and conclude that the storms and murders are somehow related. Can they stop it in time?

Note: Answers to the above question should be sent to the producers while the film is still in post-production.

A new trailer is available here.

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3 Responses to New: Ba’al

  1. Faceless-Illusion says:

    Is it me, or does that poster directly rip of artwork from Diablo II’s Lord Of Destruction expansion?

    Specifically that’s a picture of Baal from the CD cover of the box thats sitting on my desk at home.

    I mean, it’s not exactly subtle is it?

  2. Backbrain says:

    Maybe the filmmakers licensed the same piece of artwork? Personally I don’t find it a very attractive use of the image, either way.

    Here is the Diablo II art, incidentally:

    http://roberthood.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/diablo_ii_-_lord_of_destruction_coverart.png

  3. Mary T says:

    Looks exactly the same to me…

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