It’s been a while since we looked Project London but it’s worth keeping this indie film on your radar. As a reminder; this is a no budget, open source software using, fan backed production that shows every sign of being awesome.
This week the Project London universe expanded and the franchise showed signs of what might be the heart beat of commerical success. One of these new pulses is Project Manhattan. Project Manhattan is a prequel novella to Project London, written by Caleb B. Wheeler is takes us up to the start of the film.
In Project Manhattan we have orphaned aliens arriving during World War II with the promise of peace but (and get this for a twist, ahem) there’s a sinister secret that might lead to the decimation of the planet.
Okay, okay, the truth is a little more complicated than that and readers shouldn’t write off the Nalardians are one dimensional. The novella suffers, as all prequels do, with the fact that you know where it’s going — but it’s the telling of that story plus any clever foreshadowing that gives the franchise extra depth.