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Exodus – Trailer for new Danish sci-fi fantasy film and series

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Starring Thomas Chaanhing, Cyron Melville (A Royal Affair, The Killing), Brigitte Nielsen, Matias Varela (Snabba Cash / Easy Money) and Kristofer Hivju, Exodus looks very interesting.

EXODUS is a story about two brothers set in a distant future, on an even more distant planet. The last of the human race lives in comfort and prosperity behind the walls of their colony, protected from the bloodthirsty and mindless giants roaming the wild. Only the rangers, a corps of elite soldiers, are allowed to venture beyond the gates, and the young private, Elias, will do anything to become one of the chosen. For the adventure, definitely, but most importantly to prove himself to his ambitious mother and his older brother, Jacob, a highly decorated veteran. Jacob, however, will not allow Elias to follow in his footsteps and does everything in his power to stop him, despite his younger brother’s obvious talents as a soldier.

Convinced that Jacob only wants to eliminate the competition for their mother’s esteem, Elias defies his brother’s will and joins the elite force behind his back. But what he doesn’t know is that behind Jacob’s hard and professional exterior, the years on the battlefield have left his soul scarred and traumatized. In a last attempt to protect Elias from suffering the same fate, Jacob follows him into the wild, but before he can force him back to the city, Elias makes his first kill. Shortly after, the platoon is ambushed, and as the only survivors Elias and Jacob are taken captive by the giants.

This marks the beginning of a journey, not only into the alien world of their enemy, but to the heart of Jacob’s trauma as Elias discovers the truth about the giants.

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It appears there are big plans for Exodus. The sci-fi fantasy project is aiming for multi media platforms (film, tv series, games, novels) and they are finishing off a film pilot to present at the Berlin Film Festival 2013.

Twitch had the news and the trailer.

Ipsen has hired internationally acclaimed concept artist Thomas Pringle – who just did work on Cloud Atlas, though his resume runs far deeper than just that – to help create and design the world. But rather than then hiring other people to create other work based on Pringle’s art, Ipsen will be using the source material itself in Exodus. The goal is something that has never quite been done before – a fusion of live action on green screen, concept art, 3D modeling, animation and a rare lightning technique to create something entirely unique. So, yes, the three pieces of art included here are concept art for the project but they are also considerably more than that.

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