Seriously Impressive Trailer for the Steampunk Epic The Wars of Other Men


The Wars of Other Men (2010) Movie Image

I’m a huge fan of steampunk, be it literary, cinematic, or otherwise. As such, I’m always on the lookout for something genre-related, though, not surprisingly, I don’t find what I’m searching for very often. So I was quite pleased to stumble across the first trailer for director Mike Zawacki’s “The Wars of Other Men”, which, according to the official website, was filmed in Detroit for next to nothing. Once you feast your tiny eyes on the trailer embedded below, you’ll completely understand why that budget-oriented factoid is so deeply impressive. Most Hollywood directors couldn’t pull this stuff off with millions upon millions of dollars at their disposal. Kudos to the Zawacki’s volunteer crew for accomplishing what others simply cannot.

Here’s what the film is all about:

Set in an alternate 1920s-era world at war, “The Wars of Other Men” tells the story of a nameless Lieutenant fighting for an army on the verge of defeat. The enemy has begun to dominate the battlefield with their new chemical super weapon, known only as “the Fog.” When his superiors learn the location of the facility that manufactures the Fog, the Lieutenant is ordered to lead a squad through the war torn city to capture the scientist responsible for its creation… at a terrible cost to soldier and civilian alike. With the lives of his men and the fate of the war hanging in the balance the Lieutenant must make a choice — will he be a good soldier or will he be a good man?

As of this writing, “The Wars of Other Men”, which stars Scott Norman, Jonny Victor, Tommy Beardmore, Stevie Robinson, Jonathan West, and Pauline Ann Johnson, does not have a release date. There’s always a catch, isn’t there? The aforementioned trailer lies below.

The Wars of Other Men (2010) Movie Poster

Via : Quiet Earth

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at)
  • Tin Hoang

    You sure this is steampunk? other than the blimps, which are borderline steampunk, didn’t seem like much else was there.

  • X_p

    it doesnt look very entertaining either, barely any explosions and the few there look lame and for a war movie to work you at least need X_plosions! the last shot of the preview with dood’s eyes, and then looking away…what is that all about?? i tell you what its about its about bad acting and bad cgi and no X_plosions!

  • Root

    Isn’t there a Michael Bay movie you should be watching?

  • Mikez

    Hi all – this is Mike. I wrote and directed the film. No release date as of yet, though it should be complete within the next month or so. From there we’ll be concentrating on festival submissions. It’ll most likely be freely viewable online sometime next year.

    Re: Steampunk/Dieselpunk – yeah, it definitely leans more Dieselpunk, though the design of some of the zeppelins is based on late 19th/very early 20th century airships, and some of the costuming has a decidedly Victorian military bent to it.

    Also, X_p, “Bridge Over the River Kwai” wasn’t exactly brimming with explosions. I hear most folks consider that a pretty good war movie….