Simon Hunter’s “The Mutant Chronicles” (based on the game of the same name) has until 2008 to make an appearance, and as a result there’s not a whole lot out there on the movie just yet, image wise. There is an official site, and now there’s a “team poster” of members of the cast in their character uniforms. The Thomas Jane-starring sci-fi/horror film concerns a 23rd century soldier named Major Mitch Hunter (Jane) who leads a fight against an army of underworld NecroMutants. What the hell? NecroMutants? Scroll down for more details on the game and movie.
Here’s more about the game from Wikipedia:
The game takes place in a distant future, where the Earth is a long since plundered desert, and the humanity has spread to the worlds of Venus, Mars, Mercury, Luna and the Asteroid Belt.
During the centuries, the traditional nation-states of the world have merged into huge corporations, of which five are large enough to be called megacorporations: the German-styled Bauhaus, the American-influenced Capitol, the Japanese-themed Mishima, the British-inspired Imperial, and Cybertronic, all of whom use private military forces to fight for resources. Luna itself is considered to be neutral ground and is home the massive city-state known as Luna City. The other major power of this universe is the Brotherhood, a fanatical religious organisation formed to meet the threat of the Dark Legion.
The reign of the Dark Legion began as mankind set foot on Nero, a fictional 10th planet beyond the orbit of Pluto, where they discovered a citadel. As they entered the citadel, they accidentally broke the First Seal Of Repulsion, a thin ring of salt spread around the citadel. Inside, a mysterious iron plate was found, and as it was touched, the Dark Legion was brought to our dimension, and along with it, the Dark Symmetry.
The Dark Symmetry prevents computers and other electronic devices from functioning reliably, if at all, and initially caused total chaos, and then a forced adaptation of the technology used by mankind. The Dark Legion is capable of faster than light-travel, utilizing certain points in space, much like wormholes.
The Dark Legion is the enemy of all mankind and commands the most powerful armies of the solar system, including Legionnaires, resurrected corpses of fallen Megacorp heroes; Necromutants, hideously modified humanoids; Centurions, the lethal lieutenants of the Dark Legion; and Nepharites, fearsome, towering behemoths of unimaginable power.
And this about the movie:
The story is set 400 years into the future (23rd or 24th century). The movie is described as a futuristic Saving Private Ryan set in a world where nearly everything is powered by steam. Mankind has exhausted Earth’s natural resources. Four corporations have taken over the world in which they are constantly at war with one another, the Bauhaus, the Mishima Corporation, the Capitol Corporation and the Imperial Corporation.
So basically a lot of sci-fi combat and horror. Good times!
Images from the movie available so far (which, alas, isn’t very much):