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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 11.24.09] post apocalyptic movie news scifi gallery

The Arcadian is an upcoming post-apocalyptic adventure that follows actor J. LaRose (of Saw III, Saw IV, and Repo! The Genetic Opera fame) as an enigmatic warrior called "The Lighthouse Keeper" who goes on a quest for "revenge and redemption in a strange future world" we're told is "reminiscent of wild 1970s pop sci-fi."

Inspired in equal parts by samurai movies, rock operas, and underground comics, we're told that the visual world of The Arcadian will be an homage to the work of underground illustrators and be something quite unique due to the fact that it was shot entirely on a Canon 5D Mark II camera - chosen for its unparalleled low-light sensitivity.

The Arcadian has just wrapped principle photography and is heading into an intense round of post. It is due Q2, 2010.

To make up for the fact that we have no detailed plot synopsis yet, we've included a breakdown of all the characters after the break along with five pretty sweet looking stills. And yes, that is indeed Lance Henriksen.

Deshja Driggs-Hall stars as Astrid, a scavenger from a remote village whose circumstances bring her in contact with the Lighthouse Keeper and the twisted world from which he tried to escape. Deshja can be seen in the festival hit Poundcake opposite Kathleen Quinlan and Jay O. Sanders.

Lance Henriksen brings a somber tone to Father Reed, the leader of an intellectual rebellion against the ruling class of the cities. Henriksen is known for his work in the Aliens franchise and standout performances in films such as Appaloosa and the Fox television series Millennium.

Bill Cobbs stars as Charles, an old friend of the Lighthouse Keeper who watches over Astrid. Cobbs is known for his memorable supporting roles in Night at the Museum, The Hudsucker Proxy, and That Thing You Do.

Sab Shimono stars as Moto, the head of a warrior house brought to its knees by the actions of The Lighthouse Keeper. Shimono is a veteran character actor having appeared in Southland Tales, The Shadow, and WaterWorld.

Adam Sessler stars as Marco, a sadistic auctioneer who controls the trade of slaves, alive or dead. Sessler is a television presenter known for his work on G4's X-Play. This is his acting debut in a feature film.

Boris Kievsky stars as Anchor, one of Father Reed's most devoted followers. Kievsky portrayed Oleg opposite Paul Giamatti in Cold Souls.

Brian Thomspon stars as Agmundr, an artist who works in the medium of human flesh. One of the most influential and dangerous figures in the decaying city. Thompson's career spans decades from the feature films Terminator, Miracle Mile, and Cobra through the iconic television series X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Enterprise.

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Marina (12 years ago) Reply

Oh...I love that last image. Add in Lance Henriksen and I'm sold!


witchman (12 years ago) Reply

def one to watch i reckon. Hope those influences spill over in all the right ways!!!


uncleB (12 years ago) Reply

ol Lance is starting to show his age. I love everything that guys been in.


witchman (12 years ago) Reply

time for Frank Black to come back!!!


sbf (12 years ago) Reply

what kind of weapon is that?? It looks like a meathook with a harpoon on the other end. o_O


Dominik (12 years ago) Reply

Lance Henriksen? Okay, I'm in. :) I just love almost everything he has ever done and I'm glad that he is SO productive in these days.
Does anyone know when they shot that movie? Lance shot two other movies the last month, so when did he found the time?


Anonymous (12 years ago) Reply

they broke up the shoot into several different segments. the shot wrapped up in mid november.


Donnie S (12 years ago) Reply

I think all the actors that were in this movie are great...

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