Next on The Asylum’s agenda (as I’ve indicated on Undead Brainspasm) is Transmorphers: Fall of Man (US-2009; dir. Scott Wheeler).
This one is actually a prequel to The Asylum’s Transmorphers (US-2007; dir. Leigh Scott) — a film that was apparently quite a success for the “mockbuster” production studio and which I’ll be reviewing one of these days. Despite the presence of a few glimpses of shapeshifting alien robots, that film was less like a Transformer rip and more reminiscent of Terminator: Salvation (which it predated by a year or two), being set in a world that has already been subjugated by a race of alien robots and following the low-budget efforts of an underground corps of human freedom fighters as they struggle to regain control of Earth. The new one, Transmorphers: Fall of Man, tells the story of the original invasion.
Producer and Asylum exec Paul Bales has kindly provided the Backbrain with some exclusive pictures of the robotic stars of the film (they are rather big if you click on them):
And here is the trailer:
Hopefully there will be more of these very decent-looking SFX than there were in the first film — as well as a fast-moving plot to hold them in place!
Transmorphers: Fall of Man will be released on 30 June 2009.
Oh, did I mention that Bruce Boxleitner of Babylon 5 fame stars in it?
- Source: Paul Bales via Kaiju Search-Robot Avery; Official website