Another World is Israel’s first post apocalyptic action/horror film. It’s directed by Eitan Reuven and produced by Reuven and Shlomi Aviner (see full crew listing here). The Backbrain was privileged to see an extended scene, and it was classy, well filmed and very, very suspenseful indeed.
In a post-apocalyptic near-future, a biological warfare program goes wrong, and turns most of humanity to mindless, murderous creatures, otherwise known as “Infected”. They have zombie eyes and other characteristics of the post-Romero species, except they’re of the fast kind, drawing on 28 Days Later… rather than directly on more traditional zombie lore. So are they “real” zombies? Hard to tell at this point. We need to know if they’re fast and dead, or just fast and insane. I guess it will depend on whether or not anything less than full brain-splatter will stop them.
Note: the above is a production shot, taken during the make-up process. Hence the lack of red eyes.
Five uninfected characters are the focus of the film and they spend their time trying to survive constant attacks by the infected.
As described on the website:
Each one of them represents in some way a different aspect of human existence, a different world-view, but most important, a different moral view about the world and his/her place in it:
- The Colonel — A professional soldier, represents the political-military-economic establishment, which sees life as a constant, violent struggle for power and resources.
- The Doctor — Represents a commitment to love, justice and non-violent struggle against all wrong.
- The Wizard — A young man, an inventor and an autodidact scientist, who looks at life as a puzzle to be solved. He strives to discover, understand and invent, with no thought as to the consequences.
- The Daughter — A simple girl with simple ambitions, sailing through life enjoying every comfort, while ignoring or unaware of bigger and more profound issues.
- The Mouser — A murderer and rapist, evil in the most banal aspect of the word.
Themes, the creators say, include the nature of evil, the boundaries of moral responsibility, species (and humankind) extinction, love, grace, euthanasia and more. Clearly this isn’t your average gut-wrenching zombie flick!
According to director Reuven, we’re looking at about 3-4 months from now for the film’s release. Look for special updates here soon.
Below is a gallery of production images. There is an abundance of images to be found on the film’s official website.
Sources: Eitan Reuven via Avery Guerra; Official website.