A poster for the Australian fantasy/action film “Gabriel” has popped up online. I’ve never heard of the film, but it sure looks like something I could get into.Written and directed by Shane Abbess, the film stars Andy Whitfield as an arc angel. The poster (to your left, bigger version below) seems to be hinting at an “Underworld” connection, and the trailer (also below) certainly looks like it’s taking its visual cues from Len Wiseman’s movie. Very action-packed and creature-oriented. If nothing else, the film’s Australian roots should make it seem slightly different, even if the whole thing does look very familiar.
GABRIEL tells the story of an Arc Angel who fights to bring light back to purgatory – a place where darkness rules – and save the souls of the city’s inhabitants.
Starring Andy Whitfield, Dwaine Stevenson, Samantha Noble and Erika Heynatz, and written and directed by Shane Abbess.
Gabriel falls November 29, 2007 in Australia, but American audiences will have to wait a whopping year and change, on December 31, 2008, to catch Gabriel’s fight.
Here’s the trailer:
And the poster: