Throw in Godzilla, Clash of the Titans and Transformers into one appealing looking mix and you have Pacific Rim…
Plot: “When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse…“
Director: Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy 1 & 2)
Cast: Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Rinko Kikuchi and Charlie Day
Studios: Warner Bros Entertainment Inc. & Legendary Pictures Productions LLC.
ADVANCE SCREENING | Pacific Rim
In June, courtesy of Century Cinemax, we gave you the opportunity to watch the new Superman film Man of Steel, a whole week in advance before the rest of Kenya, Africa and a good part of the world [CLICK FOR HIGHLIGHTS]… We look forward to doing the same thing in July with Pacific Rim and having you join the crowd again, and if you missed out, this will be the first of many memorable experiences:
DATE: Saturday July 13th
*TICKET: 850 Kshs (883 via MPESA. Withdrawal fee included)
BOOKING: +254 704 740 550 | +254 727 201 081
VENUE: Century Cinemax, Junction.
*NOTE: Tickets only sold in advance. No tickets at the gate.
Tickets will be sold for a limited time period, so hurry!
Pacific Rim opens to the Kenyan public on Friday July 19th, 2013.
48 Hour Film Project in Kenya
The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which teams of filmmakers and aspiring filmmakers have a blast making a movie. All writing, shooting, editing and scoring must be completed in just 48 hours.
In 2013 the 48HFP will visit more than 120 cities where more than 60,000 people will make short films. The Project has truly spread to the four corners of the globe as filmmakers from Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas will compete to see who can make the best short film in a weekend.
On Friday the 29th of November, participating teams will gather at The Michael Joseph Center (HQ2 Waiyaki Way, Westlands) where they will be given a genre, a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue they MUST work into their film. Films submitted even 1-minute late on 1st December 2013 will be disqualified.
All films made during the 48Hour Film Project this month in Nairobi, Kenya will premier on the big screen to the open public at Century Cinemax. Junction.
· The Director of the winning film will receive screenwriting software.
· The top 3 films will be premiered on Shorts TV both locally and internationally: www.shorts.tv
· The Best Film from Nairobi will be awarded a trophy and screened at the 48 Hour Film Project Filmapalooza in 2014. (The 48Hour film Project’s annual awards ceremony)
· The top 12 films globally will screen at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner.
The teams already shot and submitted their films which are currently being mastered. The following is what’s happening next:
SUMU LA PENZI Trailer | Kenyan Swahili TV Show
To be honest, this trailer seems to be the most well put trailer for a ‘non-heavyweight’ local production that seems to be riding on the recognizable name of one local singer Avril 😉 Here it is, and if you’re the judge of such works feel free to share your thoughts: