Thomas R. Dickens and Mesozoic Inc. Special Visual Effects studio are in various stages in the production of two rather interesting-looking scifi monster flicks. From information currently available, they fit perfectly with all those gigantic shapes lurking around in the undead backbrain.
The first is Alien Grey: Zone-X (US-2009; dir. Thomas R. Dickens):
Unsurprisingly it involves a secret — and abandoned — Government research area that is infested not only with Alien Greys, but the assorted products of their mysterious experiments — including a giant cyborg spider, a carnivorous dinosaur, and winged space monster. In this hell-hole wanders a group of 20-somethings and a maniac who is stalking them. The intruders themselves become the subjects of alien experimentation and even acquire super-powers, which, of course, they turn on each other. Can they survive?
I tried to get a screenshot of the flying critter from the YouTube trailer for the film, but the resolution was poor and this is the best I could manage:
Anyway, see for yourself. They look better in action:
Dickens is the writer and director of Alien Grey: Zone-X, but his previous SFX credits are impressive. He has worked in various visual and special effects capacities on such films as Anaconda, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, What Lies Beneath, Hollow Man, Spider-Man, the Scooby-Doo movies, the US Pulse (I’ll forgive him that) and Looney Tunes: Back in Action. So he’s got SFX cred.
The second Dickens/Mesozoic Inc. film, now in pre-production, is called Vortex:
Not much information on this one yet, but the poster suggests another giant monster…
Sources: via Kaiju Search-Robot Avery
- Mesozoic Inc. website
- Alien Grey: Zone-X website (including more trailers)
- Vortex website
This company looks to be giving us exactly what we want; lots of sci-fi flicks with lots of giant monsters tossed in for good measure!! Both films sound really awesome!! I can’t wait to see these and what ever else they come up with.
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