Three months ago the trailer for Clone Hunter appeared on Vimeo. It’s one of those trailers that goes straight for the sci-fi fan levers, getting your interest quickly while doing a pretty good job at not looking low budget. For example, seconds into the video we know that in the future they’re growing clones for spare parts and the narrator is the clonehunter who goes after them should they try and escape. I mean, if you go to the effort of growing clones so you’ve a spare set of lungs, the last thing you want to do is get all out of breath by chasing them yourself!
Come August the 10th and Clone Hunter will be out on DVD (via Lifesize Entertainment). It’ll be the fifth such film that the Pandora Machine has produced (with Solar Vengeance and Millenium Crisis among the earlier efforts).
If you sense from the trailer than this is a bit like a Roger Corman “spaceploitation” films then they’ll be cool with that. Director Andrew Bellware said;
Clone Hunter is a fun film that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Geeks might also noticed that many of the special effects in Clone Hunter came from the open source animation program called Blender. That’s the same software we’re seeing used in the likes of Project London.
We also now have access to more of the script. Here’s how the press release sums it up;
What happens if the artificial intelligence that enables the wealthy and powerful to live in limitless luxury wants to share in it? Ben Cain and his junior partner, Rachel, are hired by Gulliver, a brutal Oligarch, to track down a murderous clone that threatens the stability of Gulliver’s private planet. The more Ben and Rachel delve into the case the more corruption and rot they discover, until they come face to face with their own darkest secrets and must decide which side they are on.