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quietearth [Celluloid 04.22.08] post apocalyptic movie news scifi



Were you in need of something post apocalyptic? Well we've got your fix right here. Dust is in the vein of Def-Con 4 that our astronauts return to a decimated earth, but in this scenario it's an alien virus from asteroids which has caused the atmosphere to change and humans to mutate. The remaining survivors live at upper altitudes, like on top of the Sears tower, and when Nick Anderson and the other astronauts head down to Earth from the ISS, they don't like what they find. We don't have any current status, but I think it's in pre-production. Full synopsis after the break. UPDATE: The production company just got back to me and principal photography started yesterday. (4/21)

"Nick Anderson is an astronaut living aboard the International Space Station. He's estranged from his wife, and obsessed with his work. Nick is notified by NASA that six meteors from deep space are headed directly towards Earth. They are too large to burn up in the atmosphere, but not large enough to present any major concerns. Days later, the meteors land on earth. Before the meteors can be examined, they begin to unleash heavier-than-air dust-like spores. When inhaled, the spores act like a virus and quickly mutate any animal or human into monstrous alien creatures. This is the aliens’ way of spreading throughout the galaxy. In a matter of weeks the dust spreads across the earth, reducing civilization to anarchy and a new dark age. As the “dust level” rises higher and higher, the few remaining uninfected survivors take sanctuary on mountaintops and the upper floors of the world’s tallest skyscrapers - but time is running out. The dust is changing the earth’s atmosphere into a habitable environment suitable only to the mutants that now roam the dust-covered surface.


After months without contact, Nick and one other astronaut decide to return to earth to investigate. Landing on the surface, they find a pitch-black world of desolation that hardly resembles the Earth they once knew. Almost immediately, they are attacked by the mutants. Just as Nick is about to be overwhelmed by the creatures, he is saved by a group of survivors wearing makeshift airtight battle-suits. Nick is air-lifted out of the dust and taken to the top of the Sears Tower where he is introduced to a group of military personnel and survivors who have banded together to stop the aliens. The resistance has established their base of operations on the top twenty-three floors of the Sears Tower in Chicago. From here Nick and the team devise a plan to reclaim the Earth. They must inject the dust-spewing meteors with an anti-virus that will reform the Earth’s atmosphere. Using a V-22 Osprey aircraft they go on desperate missions, dropping into the dust, fighting against time and hordes of mutants to save humanity and reclaim the Earth."

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agentorange (10 years ago) Reply

Suhweeet...

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bad dog (10 years ago) Reply

OK this is cool.

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agentorange (10 years ago) Reply

Good timing on this, as I've actually got a retrospective on Def-con 4 coming right away. I mean it is Canadian after all and, you know, I've got to represent my peeps.

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bad dog (10 years ago) Reply

Just became a Canadian citizen. Great country!

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BarbarPappa (10 years ago) Reply

So any info on the budget? Is it a low-budget indie movie?

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Matt (10 years ago) Reply

Sounds good. Do they have a wedsite?

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scifijones (10 years ago) Reply

Def-Con 4? ASSpocalypse COMPARED TO THIS.

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agentorange (10 years ago) Reply

Haha, well let's hope so. DC-4 ain't exactly a classic. Well, maybe a cult classic :)

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quietearth (10 years ago) Reply

website for the production company for DUST is:

http://www.lightningrodstudios.com/

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Anonymous (10 years ago) Reply

Hehe, this has a budget if they have an Osprey. They're both expensive and hard to fly.

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Dr.Jones (10 years ago) Reply

Great cast!

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Anonymous (10 years ago) Reply

Actor Kevin Lucero Less as the lead will kick ass for sure, can't wait to see this one. Osprey picture on the web site looks so frickin cool...looks like a big budget 2 me.

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Jen (10 years ago) Reply

Lucero is always brilliant!

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Chad (10 years ago) Reply

the best of the best.Sounds like the best movie ever.

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sassaveline (10 years ago) Reply

Wow! A sci-fi action flick with eye candy like Kevin Lucero Less. Can't wait to see it. Thank God he can act. Course i'd watch him in anything!

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KorumEmrys (8 years ago) Reply

How soon can we expect this? At the rate the studios continue to delay "The Road", we wont see it til after 12/21/2012 and then it could be real..=) Hopefully LightningRod Studios will kick this up a notch with something we will actually get to see!!


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