Apologies for the lack of MainPage posts these last few days, but the wifey and I enjoyed a few days off locally so that we could both get a few things done as well as squeeze in some meals and merriment. She introduced me to Top Golf, and a good time was had by all! Also watched the John Wick 4 movie, loved it, and caught up on our sleep ... which is always a welcome distraction.
In any event ... back to our regularly scheduled program ...
As I've mentioned before, SciFiHistory.Net has grown considerable over the years. Consequently, I'm occasionally contacted by folks in the media to kinda/sorta 'shuck' and/or promote some of their upcoming productions. Sometimes I'm even offered screeners so that I can do the stewardly thing, watch it, have something relevant to say about it, and -- thusly -- give it an endorsement in some way, shape, or form. I thought that was the case with this project, but as of today's date no screener link or product has been offered. So's all I can do at this juncture is merely pony up the materials supplied in their press release and leave it up to you folks to what with it what you will.
Colonials appears to be releasing April 7th (this upcoming Friday) according to the kind people at IMDB.com, and I'm assuming that's chiefly a digital release as physical media mostly hits the shelves on Tuesdays (weekly). Directly by the team of Andrew Balek and Joe Bland, the feature presentation stars Daniel Roebuck, Sean Kanan, Louise Barnes, Jamie Bernadette, and Greg Kriek. Here's the film's plot summary as provided by IMDB.com:
"A space colonist traveling from Mars crash lands on Earth to save a Resistance stuck in the dark ages from an advance Moon enforcer - and the galaxy from human extinction."
And that, my friends, is all I can tell you personally about the flick. (Well, aside from the details you can read about below, and I do encourage you to read on.) If I learn anything further or am provided a screener, I'll be all too happy to pony up some thoughts as it does look like the kind of thing that draws the eye of the usual suspects 'round these parts.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!
Epic Pictures To Release Epic SciFi Indie Colonials
'On his mission from Mars, a space colonist’s ship is attacked by a Moon-based civilization and crash lands on Earth. Having lost his memory, he joins forces with the Resistance to save the galaxy from human extinction.'
The science-fiction action film, which features a staggering 2000 VFX shots, directed by Joe Bland and Andrew Balek was written by Joe Bland with Cyrus Cheek for Bland Productions. The film stars Greg Kriek (The Serengeti Rules), Sean Kanan (The Bold And The Beautiful), Daniel Roebuck (The Fugitive), Jon Provost (Lassie), and Allie Ayers Lindsey.
Director Joe Bland had this to say about the film; "Colonials is a large-scale sci-fi action feature film with a contagious adventure maneuvering through grand landscapes and epic digital sets. We have the most talented cast and crew you could ask for. Greg Kriek and his co-stars bring the characters to life and make you feel a part of the Colonial experience. From creation to promoting the film on stage at Comic-Con, we can’t wait for everyone to get the chance to watch Colonials in theaters or in your own living room! Enjoy the film!"
"We are thrilled to be working with the incredibly talented Joe Bland and his team on the release of Colonials. He has created something really special that sci-fi audiences will love!" Adds Yulissa Morales-Silva of Epic Pictures Group.
Founded in 2007, Epic Pictures is an independent content studio with the mission of delivering the best-in-class genre entertainment “for fans, by fans.” Epic Pictures produces, finances, and distributes approximately twenty-thirty independent genre films a year. In 2013, the company established Epic Pictures Releasing which is its US focused distribution division. In 2017, Epic Pictures acquired the world’s most popular horror website, Dread Central, and launched its unique horror label, Dread, followed by its AVOD channel, DreadTV. In 2019, Epic Pictures started the horror gaming site, DreadXP, with a focus on editorial, reviews, podcasts, and original streaming content. In 2020, DreadXP began a video game production and publishing division in collaboration with some of the most innovative developers in the independent gaming space.