It looks like Sam Worthington isn’t done with body-morphing military sci-fi action just yet. The Avatar actor stars in Lennart Ruff’s The Titan, a film that finds Worthington taking part in a ground-breaking experiment to evolve mankind for its evolution into outer space.
Based on an original story by Arash Amel (Grace Of Monaco), and written by Max Hurwitz (Hell on Wheels), The Titan is a fresh take on the genre – set in a not too distant future, the story tracks the riveting journey of a military family who is relocated in order to take part in a ground-breaking experiment for man’s genetic evolution into space.
Check out the first, crazy trailer for The Titan below:
A solid concept but the execution is what will make or break a film like The Titan. Judging by the trailer, the film is focusing much more on the body-horror aspects of such a procedure, which keeps things grounded (and budget under control) and could end up being the saving grace of the film. Much less Avatar, a lot more like Species with a make-up design a kin to the creature from Splice. Instead of something that could have wound up similar to an above-average Syfy original, you might have a solid little B-movie genre-blender.
The film, alongside Worthington, also features distinguished stars like Taylor Schilling, Tom Wilkinson, Agyness Deyn, Nathalie, Emmanuel and Corey Johnson. A decent cast that includes a breakout star from Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black (Schilling) and a multiple Oscar-nominee (Wilkinson).
Here’s a full synopsis:
A military family takes part in a ground-breaking experiment of genetic evolution and space exploration. Hotshot Air Force pilot, Rick Janssen (Worthington), is chosen for a military experiment that will create a human being capable of surviving the harsh environments of Saturn’s moon, Titan. The experiment is successful, turning Rick into a super-human, but it also creates deadly side-effects which threatens the life of Rick, his wife and family, and possibly humanity itself.
The Titan is set for release on April 13th, 2018.
Images: Voltage Pictures
Source: Screen Anarchy