Magnet Releasing announced today that it has acquired U.S. rights to the sci-fi/action epic, Mutant Chronicles. With an ensemble cast including Thomas Jane (The Mist), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Devon Aoki (Sin City) and John Malkovich, Mutant Chronicles boasts incredible special effects and riveting, action-packed battle sequences in a painstakingly crafted post-apocalyptic landscape. An Edward R. Pressman production directed by Simon Hunter and written by Philip Eisner, the film is long anticipated by fans of the Mutant Chronicles intellectual property, which is owned by Paradox Entertainment and based on a classic role-playing game that has already inspired card games, video games, novels, comic books and collectible miniatures. As part of the companies’ Ultra VOD program, Mutant Chronicles will premiere On Demand Friday, March 27th, 2009, followed by a theatrical release in select cities on Friday, April 24th. Producers on the film, in addition to Pressman, include Tim Dennison, Peter La Terriere, Stephen Belafonte and Pras Michel.
Mutant Chronicles is set in the year 2707, on an unrecognizable Earth where a war is raging between four giant corporations who control the planet as they battle over the planet’s dwindling resources. This war is soon rendered irrelevant when an errant bomb shatters an ancient buried seal, releasing a horrific mutant army from its prison deep within the earth. As the mutant scourge threatens human extinction, a squad of ragged soldiers, led by Mitch Hunter (Thomas Jane), descends into the earth in a last ditch effort to destroy the mutants and save mankind.
Below is an early trailer for Mutant Chronicles.