Courtesy of Short of the Week comes an absolutely astounding proof of concept for Michael Matthews’s forthcoming Apocalypse Now Now, which is based off a beloved South African fantasy novel that depicts a snarky, monster-porn-dealing teen dragged headlong into a deep, dark Cape Town underbelly full of monsters and myth.
XYZ is behind this feature adaptation and has Terri Tatchell (Oscar nominated for District 9) writing the screenplay.
Here’s the seven-minute long short, with a ton of details behind it over at Short of the Week.
“Snarky, monster-porn-dealing teen, Baxter Zevcenko, might be a serial killer. His girlfriend, Esme, is missing, and he’s the prime suspect. To clear his name, he’ll turn to Cape Town’s grizzliest, drunkest bounty hunter, Jackson ‘Jackie’ Ronin. Little does he know that Ronin is a supernatural bounty-hunter, and that he’s about to be dragged headlong into a deep, dark Cape Town underbelly full of monsters and myth, shadowy government forces, bloodthirsty crow-men and a conspiracy across time and space.”
This new art comes courtesy of Simon Berndt and Screen Anarchy.