A trailer has arrived online for Interstellar Civil War, the 54th film from cult director Albert Pyun (The Sword and the Sorcerer, Cyborg).
“I was always curious about the behind the scenes aspect of the power of a space opera,” states Pyun. “My idea was to make a Sci-Fi Galactic version of Lion in Winter or A Man for All Seasons. To explore the human perspective behind all the war and mayhem in a futuristic galactic Empire sounded fascinating. I was influenced by some of the great historical films of the 60’s, 70’s, and 90’s, particularly Ridley Scott’s director’s cut of Kingdom of Heaven. I thought that a rebellion and crisis that erupts in the all-powerful Imperial Galaxy was an excellent basis to study the underlying politics in a real way and the terrible cost of a conflict, any conflict, actually. I wanted the movie to explore how a ruling system of government – no matter how stable and noble – and how a rebellion springing from an avoidable tragedy and cultural and religious zeal, is so willing to use their populations as simply cannon fodder to advance each side’s political and religious views through war and killing.”
Interstellar Civil War stars Brad Thornton, Ellie Church, Kelsey Carlisle, Paul Gunn, Clare Hoak, Tommie Vegas, Jennie Carroll, Ashley Campbell, Nathan Ferrier, Nick Rush, Fulvia Santoni, Moorea Wolf, Anastasiya Vasilyeva, Scottie Jax and Cat Cakmis.