I realize that headline might be a tad misleading, so let me quickly assure you that Xavier Gens, the French director who broke onto the scene with blood-drenched horror movie Frontiere(s), is not following up his film adaptation of the popular game franchise Hitman with an adaptation of the very popular Fallout game franchise. Though his new project, as noted in Monika's Captain's Log post, is called The Fallout, it has nothing to do with the similarly-titled wasteland wandering RPG.

Gens' The Fallout is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi film set in a desolate New York being billed as a combination of Assault on Precinct 13 with Lord of the Flies, which is not a pairing that makes a ton of sense out of the gate (one is about a siege on a police station, the other children stranded on a tropical island). However, if the script being written by newcomers Karl Mueller and Eron Sheean is about a group of wasteland children who defend their outpost from pillaging marauders, then I am 200% on-board despite how disappointing Hitman turned out to be.

The Fallout has a number of experienced producers attached, whose previous releases range from The Killing Room to Mullholland Drive, one of whom told Screen Daily, "With a collective of 'End of the World' movies hitting the theatres presently, this film will undoubtedly stand out like a ravenous Pit bull in a school playground... brace yourselves cause this film has a serious bite to it!" Which is a curious choice of words, so maybe my hopes for a kid-centric post-apocalyptic movie aren't all that far off. I guess we'll find out next year, as Xavier Gens begins calling "Action!" in February of 2010.
categories Movies, Sci-Fi