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Movie: Sunshine, Heating up!

Back in August of last year I made a post about a project being worked on by some of the people responsible for 28 Days Later (Director Danny Boyle, writer Alex Garland) and while there’s been a pretty steady stream of updates to the film’s official website, there hasn’t really been a whole lot of talk about SUNSHINE doing the rounds, but I have a suspicion that things are about to change.

At first glance SUNSHINE seems like you’re run of the mill modern ‘end of life as we know it’ disaster flick: However, in this particular case the impending collision with an asteroid is replace with the sun dying out and the Affleck has been upgraded to a Cillian Murphy. Sure, the idea of all life on earth being wiped out in one epic disaster has it’s appeal, but on the whole that sort of thing has been beaten to death – in much the same way that the ‘location based’ disaster films of the 70’s ran their course.

Having said all that, what is sure to set SUNSHINE apart is the additional plot details revealed in the latest trailer. Essentially an extended version of the previously released ‘UK Trailer’, this new version adds a substantial WTF element to the film. Not to mention that we get a nice look at.. well, the look of the film:

I know that there are a lot of people who weren’t very taken with Boyle and Garland’s efforts with 28 Days Later, but as I’ve made very clear before, I wasn’t one of them. When I’d finished watching 28 Days Later my stomach literally ached as a result of being in an anxious state for the better part of 2 hours. Knowing that these guys are capable of generating that kind of visceral response (at least from me) and the addition to the new plot elements revealed in the new trailer I’m really starting to get excited about this movie.

Oh, and the first person to mention that steaming pile EVENT HORIZON gets a kick in the throat. [source]

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    I’ll have you know I’m a huge fan of Sam Neil’s work!

  • So am I, for the most part, but I’m not a fan of Paul WS Anderson’s work.. At least not where character development is concerned. And that’s the one area that really let the aforementioned ‘steaming pile’ down.

    The cast, Sam included, did the best they could with what they were given to work with.