Sunday, February 05, 2006

Milla's at it again in ULTRAVIOLET

Yep everyone's favourite action-movie actress Milla Jovovich is back- this time as a vampire.

Set in the late 21st century, a subculture of humans have emerged who have been modified genetically by a vampire-like disease (Hemophagia), giving them enhanced speed, incredible stamina and acute intelligence, and as they are set apart from "normal" and "healthy" humans, the world is pushed to the brink of worldwide civil war (a war between humans and hemophages) aimed at the destruction of the "diseased" population. In the middle of this crossed-fire is - an infected woman - Ultraviolet (Jovovich), who finds herself protecting a nine-year-old boy who has been marked for death by the human government as he is believed to be a threat to humans.

Filmed in Shanghai, the movie is directed by Kurt Wimmer director of the wonderfully titled One Tough Bastard, staring Brian Bosworth! However Wimmer is better known for helming one of my favourite films of all time: Equilibrium with Christian Bale.

Of course the true draw of the film is Ukrainian Uber-babe Milla Jovovich, doing what she does to make the Resident Evil films so brilliant: shoot, run, shoot, look gorgeous and shoot.

It's interesting to note that pointless crap director Robert Altman, (known only for directing the most boring shit on screen) actually was calling a film he was working on at the time Ultraviolet as well but after seeing as he'd be going up against Milla and SONY the old fart saw sence and renamed his production to Paint.

Ultraviolet opens here on June 30th.

26 comments:

Mark Dowling said...

this seems very familiar.

The original Ultraviolet was very stylish, very creepy. DVDs have been on my wishlist awhile - should get on that!

MJ said...

We can be sure that THIS Ultraviolet (Sony) will be less cool and less sexy than the OTHER Ultraviolet (Channel 4).

Probably kills the idea of the C4 series being resurrected.

Mark said...

Point One: I was going to cover this a few weeks ago on the podcast but forgot. That being said Milla gets hotter with every movies.

Point Two: Robert Altman is a god and at least he didn't make Pearl Harbour.

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

@ Mark Dowling & MJ: Yes indeed, there's no original Ideas aymore folks just rehashes of old concepts. Thankfully the C4 series Ultraviolet was a brilliant concept and I've treasured the series on DVD for years now- but my mind is open to making a brainless action movie version as well.

@ Mark: Point One: You forgot? Forgot Milla? Why Mark, why?
Point Two: Of course not, Admiral Kimmel would have invited Admiral Yamamoto around for tea and we'd have had three hours of conversation through a camera angle which occasionally focused on a robin building a nest while the admirals debate the meaning of life. He's only a God to you because he can get away with shit like this: but you get arrested :)

vaughan said...

Ok this smells bad , I know your going to drag me to see this but I suspect this is going straight to DVD , don't be surprised if it does , also notice the swords on the magazine feeds , oh where, oh where did we see that before and by the way when promoting the director is it a good idea to mention ONE TOUGH BASTARD?

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

Oh I wouldn't do that to you at all. I'll go and see it with Mark, who has an appreciation for Milla. You can watch a Robert Altman film or something.

Mark said...

Creedon, you somehow find that offensive? Jesus man he's living the dream, a dried up old fossil and yet Lindsay Lohan will still allow him to cop a feel.

The man's the closest thing we have to a modern day Darryl Zanuck!

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

Of course I don't find it offensive?? Do I look or sound like some class of politically correct yobbo? If that tart Lohan wants that shit done to her then that's cool (and I'll be next in line for my turn with her) I just wanted to showcase the man's only redeeming quality.
I also don't ever want to hear you campare him with Zanuck. Altman's never founded a studio or made a war-movie.

Former Grunt said...

He made M*A*S*H. That has to give him some merit. Can't wait for Ultraviolet though.

vaughan said...

Yes He made mash a film that condemned me to being forced as child in the days of two channell land to watch its irritating tv spin off, because of him we have Alan bloody Alda cracking shite jokes to tinned laughter and yet pausing to remind us all at least once a week that war is hell FOR ELEVEN F#%#ING YEARS!oh yeah thanks a lot bob!

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

I sence a lot of good feeling towards Altman here... not. That's okay- that's the way I want it!

M*A*S*H was good when we saw Koreans getting killed. That's about it really.

Civilian Overseer said...

Wait a minute, I think I've seen this one before, 'cept I was sure that Kate Beckinsdale played the hot vamp chic, who runs around whilst scantly glad, firing big guns. No wait that was a completely different film... NOT!

Former Grunt said...

I don't see your issue with this. Shouldn't all films have this subject matter?

Master Guns said...

Yes!
(*Drooling*)

sith apologist said...

Maybe it would be better if such films resolved the climactic gunfight with a soapy bath/shower scene?
Oh, and if someone is checking my past posts ... maybe I do have a thing for slippery, wet nude female. I have no problem admitting that.

Civilin Overseer said...

Sithy, I must express my disgust with your sleezy attitude to the young ladies, I quote " I do have a thing for slippery, wet nude female."

It just won't do!, the proper thing to say is, females, plural, not singular.

Get your head in the game. ;)

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

I think we can all agree that the existing subject matter is adequate and will be a hit with everyone here, even without the Sith additions, appealing as they do sound.

sith apologist said...

Maybe the Colonel could make a list of his Top 10 actresses who we'd like to see in 'slippery situations'?
Apologies for the lack of plurality - the absence of my s was unforgivable; my excuse was that my mind was in the gutter :)

sith apologist said...

@ the Colonel
To be fair, its the Siths job to be appealing to potential recruits, what with dwindling memberships of our exclusive set and all that.

Former Grunt said...

I hear there's only two of you now :D

sith apologist said...

Whilst some might see 2 members as small, what you have to think of is the lack of glass ceiling - show potential and you'll rise

Civilian Overseer said...

Gotta be careful about showing too much potential in the Sith order.

That could be the new series of "The Apprentice", with Sidious firing each of his Young Apprentices in increasingly gruesome manner. Now thats reality TV!, WOW!

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

I still want a reality TV Show where they actually kill people live on air. I'd watch that.

sith apologist said...

Would you be interested in an executioner-type role, Colonel?

Who told you about that plan, overseer? No-one told me you had that level of clearance :)

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

Yes, I think I could convincingly pull off an executioner role. I'm almost completely de-sensitised to violence so I wouldn't have any issues killing anyone for entertainment. I probably wouldn't do it for free even though I'd probably enjoy it, as it would still take a lot of effort and I'd have to come up with new and interesting ways to kill folk every week. Like the film title goes: there's 8 Million Ways To Die but that would only be good for like 5 or 6 episodes...

sith apologist said...

"on tonights show, the Colonel will be using a small piece of cheese to execute prisoner x53vg854"