SCI- FI- LONDON
28 May- 6 June 2015, Venues across London Festival director Louis Savvy on the films not to miss this year
The Death Of Superman Lives
“It’s our opening night film. The idea of Nic Cage with his mullet as Superman – you think, ‘ Thank god they didn’t make it.’ It looks like it would have been an interesting story with much more off- world and him being a proper alien. The documentary’s got some of the pre- vis and test shots but I think I would have struggled with seeing it, which is why the documentary’s so interesting.”
“We’ve got Roland Joffé’s new film with Josh Hartnett. It’s set in 2020 in America. He and his wife are marine archaeologists. They find a ship with a ring on it. Then there’s an accident and he ends up effectively thrown back in time to the late 1700s and finds himself in India as a soldier. And then he falls in love with a warrior princess. It’s fabulous and gloriously lush with big setpieces.”
Liza, The Fox- Fairy
“If you get a chance to watch it, it will blow your mind. It’s about a woman who’s just turning 30 and is looking for love. She’s got this imaginary friend who’s a ’ 60s Japanese crooner but no one else can see him and this ghostly character becomes jealous and starts bumping off anyone who has any affection or any interest in her. It’s very comic, very dark, and completely insane.”
Movement And Location
“A woman comes from 400 years in the future to live in our time and she’s really out of place. She gets a job working for a homeless shelter for young people. The time travellers have all got this weird mark, and she finds this girl has got one as well, and then takes her in. From there, it just gets darker. It’s fabulous.”
“It’s lovely and really fun. The main character runs a YouTube channel show called Man Vs where he gets put into remote locations with just a rucksack. The first evening, there’s a mighty explosion – it looks like a meteor has hit the area, and from there it gets more sinister as he finds all these weird things start happening. It’s high action and very, very believable. I highly recommend it.” sci- fi- london. com
The ever chatty Kevin Smith appears in The Death Of Superman Lives.
The Lovers is a romance spanning 300 years.