I’ve got a trailer here for an ultra-violent rotoscope animated film titled The Spine of Night and it looks absolutely insane! It’s a fantasy-horror film and it looks like one hell of a wild and bloody ride. It also seems to tell an incredibly epic story.
The is said to be “set in a fantasy land ripe with magic and intrigue where a dark force is unleashed sending mankind into an age of ruin. It falls on heroes from different eras and cultures to fight back.”
This epic begins many years ago “when an ambitious young man steals forbidden knowledge from a sacred plant and, as he falls to its darker temptations, unleashes ages of suffering onto mankind. As his power grows over the years, there are many who stand against him. Among them are a daring tomb-robber, star-crossed lovers, a maniacal necromancer, winged assassins, and an undying guardian.”
The film also boasts a great cast that includes Richard E. Grant (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker), Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess), Patton Oswalt (M.O.D.O.K.), Betty Gabriel (Get Out), Joe Manganiello (Justice League, Magic Mike), Abby Savage (Orange is the New Black), Larry Fessenden (The Dead Don’t Die), and Rob McClure (The Good Fight).
The film comes from writer and director Philip Gelatt (They Remain, Europa Report) along with Morgan Galen King, who directed a rotoscoped fantasy short in 2013 titled Exordium.
The movie premieres in the Midnighters section of the SXSW 2021 Film Festival on March 18, 2021. This is a film that I’m definitely pumped up about seeing.