Saban Films has revealed a trailer for Cosmic sin, the new sci-fi adventure with Bruce Willis (Die hard, Looper) and Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Purge: Anarchy), arriving later this month. It comes from director and co-writer Edward Drake (Animals) and represents his second feature. It follows a group of rogue states who launch a preemptive attack on a newly discovered alien civilization.
The trailer starts with Bruce Willis whistling at a futuristic bar complete with a robotic bartender and a holographic band. He gets a little shocked before duty comes. Though reluctant, Willis’ James Ford is guided by the idea of a military recovery. We then get into the flesh of the flesh, calling on Ford to help stop an emerging and mysterious alien threat. The bullets are flying, explosions are plentiful and several one-liners are included for good measure. Despite being a relatively low-budget movie, it doesn’t seem light on the action or special effects.
The cast also includes Brandon Thomas Lee (The Hills: New Beginnings), Corey Large (In like Flynn), Perrey Reeves (Child’s play 3), CJ Perry (Pitch perfect), Lochlyn Munro (White girls), Costas Mandylor (Saw V) and Adelaide Kane (Teen Wolf). Edward Drake co-wrote the screenplay with Corey Large. As Drake puts it, he took some inspiration from some truly beloved sci-fi works. Drake had this to say about it.
The title of the film speaks to the idea that erasing another culture is a sin so unforgivable that the cosmos will never forgive it. Based on the colonization practices we have seen in our own history, it is not beyond reason that a similar pattern would occur when we encounter an alien civilization In researching the above concept I made many notes from Yuval Noah Harari’s ‘Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind’, Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, ‘Hyperion’ by Dan Simmons, ‘StarshipTroopers’ by Robert A. Heinlein’s, and Alex Garland’s adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s novel ‘Annihilation’. ”
Cosmic sin is set in the year 2524, four hundred years after humans began colonizing the outer planets. It’s a retired military general, James Ford (Bruce Willis). He is reinstated after soldiers on a remote planet are attacked by a hostile alien fleet. The threat to the human race escalates into an inevitable interstellar war. General Ford teams up with General Eron Ryle (Frank Grillo) and a squad of elite soldiers in a race to stop the impending attack before it’s too late.
Frank Grillo will be featured in Hulu’s next Boss level, which also arrives in March. Bruce Willis meanwhile has a number of more films in post production, including From the dead and American siege. There are also rumors that he will return as John McClane in a new one Die hard film, although that still needs to be strengthened. Cosmic sin arrives in theaters, On Demand and Digital March 12 from Saban Films. Be sure to check out the trailer for yourself.
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