Wednesday, June 24, 2009

War of the Worlds: Goliath

Thanks to Robert Hood, I now know about War of the Worlds: Goliath, an animated direct-to-DVD movie that gives HG Wells' Martians another shot at Earth. Only this time the humans have giant, steam-powered robots to help with the fighting. It got its start as an idea for a Heavy Metal series, so don't expect it to be kid-friendly. In fact, director Joe Pearson's expecting an R-rating.

You can see more concept art - including the Martians' tripods - here.


Siskoid said...

Could be good!

Has there ever been a good steampunk movie?

Michael May said...

I can't think of any good movies that feature entire steampunk worlds, but a couple of my favorite movies have steampunk elements: Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Atlantis: The Lost Empire.

The Brotherhood of the Wolf sort of has some steampunk parts if you squint at it hard enough.

Siskoid said...

Yeah, that's true, Lost Empire was pretty good, forgot about that one.


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