Magnet Releasing is quickly becoming my favorite new distributer. Magnolia Pictures’ genre arm has done a fantastic job of putting smaller films in theaters (Let the Right One In is still playing around the country!), and they show no signs of stopping. They just announced that their latest acquisition is the long awaited Mutant Chronicles.
It was half a year ago that we last heard about the film, with a poster and some footage, so it’s good to see the film finally has a home. It has a cast and a half- Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman, John Malkovich and Devon Aoki star.
MUTANT CHRONICLES is set in the year 2707, on an unrecognizable Earth where a war is raging between four giant corporations who control the planet as they battle over the planet’s dwindling resources. This war is soon rendered irrelevant when an errant bomb shatters an ancient buried seal, releasing a horrific mutant army from its prison deep within the earth. As the mutant scourge threatens human extinction, a squad of ragged soldiers, led by Mitch Hunter (Thomas Jane), descends into the earth in a last ditch effort to destroy the mutants and save mankind.
The film will premiere on VOD on March 27th, with a theatrical release set for select cities on April 24th. Check the official site for more.