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.
Via : Quiet Earth