For a long time now I have wanted to make this movie and thanks to some pretty cool people over at Stage 32, this is now happening. The movie will be Post Apocalyptic, dark and gritty but with a difference. It will be a Sci-Fi/Horror movie with plenty of action and hopefully a new twist on the Apocalyptic/Living Dead genre.
Logline & Synopsis
A catastrophic event that sets survivors fighting a new type of enemy. The broken Earth unleashes a gas that has been buried for billions of years, infecting everyone who comes into contact with it. People are deformed, but their intelligence is kept. They are stronger, faster and have one agenda, to dominate the planet.
The Earth passes through a kind of Poison/Dust Cloud on it’s rotation around the solar system. This cloud is a mixture of gases and positive electromagnetism. The EM reeks havoc on the earth causing it to become unstable. Earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions destroy life as we know it, killing billions. We are basically thrown back into the stone-age. The gasses in the cloud mix with more gasses seeping up from deep within the earth and once mixed, creates a pathogen that the earth hasn’t seen for a few billion years. With no cure for this ancient virus, it’s effects on humanity are devastating, changing anyone that it comes into contact with.
The infected will probably be a type of Zombie, but as mentioned above, they can think, which makes them incredibly dangerous. I want this movie to have a big budget look to it. The concept art you can see on this page is the style I want the movie to look like. As a Visual FX Artist, I can pull this off with Digital Matte Paintings and probably loads of post production work, but I have the time to do this. The concept artwork will probably change as I want a distinctive title logo which I am working on. If we get a lot of funding, then this opens more possibilities and less visual effects.
Keep an eye on this works page for updates. If anyone wants to come on board and help with this project, then please sign up to Stage 32 and join my network. The project page can be found here. Our Official Facebook page can be found here.
Why is the movie called Assassin?
Each one of the infected has skills. They use these skills to destroy what’s left of humanity. Rather than the typical storyline where Zombies group together in a horde, these infected are self aware, independent and think for themselves. The new pathogen is the catalyst for this movie, the pathogen itself is the assassin. Silent, deadly and waiting for it’s next victim.
The plot is still basically in my head, and thanks to Mindjet MindManager and Adobe Story I will get a better synopsis and the beginnings of a script uploaded soon. I am also looking for writing collaborators, if anyone is interested, get in touch.
Want to get involved, any questions or ideas?
Let me know on the project page. I’m very open to new ideas and concepts. So far, all the ideas are my own and I have already begun to design concept artwork (as you can see on this page) for the look and feel of the movie (as that’s how I work, I’m very visual) and I’m still developing the plot and building characters. Anyone willing to offer ideas for this project would be welcomed. Two or more heads are better than one. A full list of the crew I’m looking for can be found on the Project site.
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I am going to be working with some really great composers for the Assassin movie. But as a starting point and to visualise the start of the movie, I created the opening credit theme, and the movies love theme myself. Not sure if I will be keeping these, but we’ll see.
Opening Title Music and the Love Theme
The text was just created in Photoshop CS6. The other designs were created using 3D Studio Max, Maya and Z-Brush then brought into Photoshop to add text and finalise the compositions. As the story unfolds, these designs may change. Keep popping back for more concept art updates as I create them. The movie versions will be a mixture of make-up effects (Latex), animatronics and visual effects.