An apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic scifi romance inspired by Japanese animation, specifically the mecha-based form of it? That’s Archangel Alpha, which is currently filming and looks rather interesting.
Archangel Alpha (US-[in production]; dir. Aaron D. Martin)
Archangel Alpha is a sci-fi war story of love and loss in a world teetering on the brink of Armageddon.
Three friends (Elena, Alexandra and Grigori) have their relationship pushed to the breaking point when they find themselves on opposite sides of a devastating war. In the midst of the final deciding battle, Grigori is killed by Alex. Elena and Alex are both shot down. They confront each other just as The Beast, a merciless AI weapon, is released onto the battlefield. The Beast goes rogue and turns against both sides, annihilating both armies and initiating a nuclear launch between the warring nations. In the aftermath, Elena and Alex must escape the killing grounds while coming to terms with their actions.
Inspired by Japanese animation, Archangel Alpha features thrilling mecha action mixed with an intense and tragic war story.
Well, Kaiju Search-Robot Avery has managed to gather some production pictures and images that suggest a landscape it will be worth visiting — via the screen anyway.