Xavier Gens Gets Post-Apocalyptic in The Fallout

“Hitmen” director Xavier Gens is taking a trip to the future. The post-apocalyptic future. Which, in case you’re wondering, is nowhere near as pleasant as the not-apocalyptic future. Gens has signed on to the direct the movie “The Fallout”, described as a futuristic thriller that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world set around a New York apartment building that has been turned into a shelter by the survivors. Karl Mueller and Eron Sheean, who co-wrote the script, will co-produce the film.

The article doesn’t mention if this is an adaptation of the videogame franchise called “Fallout”, which you may have seen commercials for. The general premise of the movie and game is similar, but “Fallout” the game has a vastly more complicated storyline than just a bunch of people trapped in a New York building-turned-shelter. Plus, the game has always been more action-adventure than thriller.

Producer Ross Dinerstein tells ScreenDaily:

“Xavier’s vision for this film is extraordinary. He brings a visual edge to this fascinating exploration of the human condition”.

I like Darryn Welch’s take better:

“With a collective of ‘End of the World’ movies hitting the theatres presently, this film will undoubtedly stand out like a ravenous Pit bull in a school playground… brace yourselves cause this film has a serious bite to it!”

Principal photography is set for February 2010 on location in Eastern Europe, which is apparently going to be passed off as a post-apocalyptic New York.

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