Friday, May 29, 2009

Update on forthcoming film The Lost Hieroglyph: a Brackett & Burroughs Adventure

After surviving three recent Hollywood big-budget box office bombs (Watchmen, Star Trek, and Terminator Salvation), I’m looking forward to a more modest production: the forthcoming film The Lost Hieroglyph: a Brackett & Burroughs Adventure. A project of independent filmmaker Steve Weintz of Big Sur, California, the film, a stop-motion animated serial, is a retro sci-fi screwball adventure in which a couple, Ray and Ceel, travels to Mars in hope of finding a missing relative and a lost book. In the process, they foil a plot to destroy the Martians and enslave Earth!

The Lost Hieroglyph: a Brackett & Burroughs Adventure is full of literary, visual, and historical references to science fiction, including references to Leigh Brackett, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ray Bradbury, Robert A. Heinlein, C. L. Moore, Chesley Bonestell, Virgil Finlay, Kelly Freas, Ed Emshwiller, Thoats & Vorks, and the Weinbaum flame-pistol!

Check out selected clips from the forthcoming film (clips are also available on YouTube), set plans for Ray and Ceel's Telegraph Hill apartment in San Francisco, and more!

Pictured above: Promotional poster for The Lost Hieroglyph: a Brackett & Burroughs Adventure. Adventure never looked this good!

2 comments:

Venusian said...
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Paul said...

In which universe was Star Trek a bomb? It was a bomb in the universe in which I live. It was as weak as the last four Star Wars films.