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Monday, April 9, 2018

In a post-apocalyptic world, where water and gasoline have long since dried-up, a prince from the oasis (one of the last known safe-havens) must venture out to find medicine for the ailing queen (Lucy Liu), but along the way he gets mixed up with the warlord (James Franco) and his robot Ash (Suki Waterhouse), which leads to a daring journey through the desolate wastelands.

Check out the trailer below and make your own decision.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Check out this wild robotic creature. The video at the bottom of the page is worth the watch, advancements in robotics today are really quite amazing.

Like its biological model, the flic-flac spider, the BionicWheelBot can both walk and roll. Together with its discoverer, Professor Ingo Rechenberg, the Festo bionics team has used these unique movement patterns and turned them into a technical masterpiece for the Hannover Messe 2018.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Okay, this shit looks crazy! I'm in. 

Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem.

“UPGRADE is a thrilling and hyper violent vision of the future from the producers of GET OUT and THE PURGE, and the creator of SAW and INSIDIOUS.

After his wife is killed during a brutal mugging that also leaves him paralyzed, Grey Trace (Logan Marshall Green, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, PROMETHEUS) is approached by a billionaire inventor with an experimental cure that will “upgrade” his body. The cure – an Artificial Intelligence implant called STEM – gives Grey physical abilities beyond anything experienced and the ability to relentlessly claim vengeance against those who murdered his wife and left him for dead.”

Monday, March 26, 2018

Not sure how we let this one slip by, but it's cool!

In tomorrow's Tokyo, the technologically-enhanced body of a young mercenary hacker is overrun by a sentient data weapon.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Here's an great sci-fi short film that's worth a look. With all of the new blockbuster stuff coming out this year, it's nice to see that the small craftsman can still create something worthwhile.

Homes of Hope - Scifi short film from Junaid 'Jay' Syed on Vimeo.

Short Synopsis:
Sets in the self-destructive dystopian near future, where escaping to computer simulation becomes the only way out of the whole mess. A computer scientist Chris becomes the victim of his own invented VR world.

It's a proof of concept short film for a feature film screenplay we are developing, but as a short film, it has got an excellent response at a festival run, by winning "Best Sci-fi Short" title in multiple festivals.

"Best Sci-fi Short Film" at London Independent Film Festival
"Best Sci-fi Short Film" at New York City International Film Festival
"Best Sci-fi Short Film" at Hollywood International Moving Picture Film Festival

Writer / Director / Producer / DOP / Editor / VFX Artist: Junaid 'Jay' Syed
Screenplay: Junaid 'Jay' Syed, Chris Hastings
Cast: Joe Rainbow, Hera Fjord, Cristina Wang, Michael Sofoluke, Maylee Fraser, Ben Ried, Marc Gordon
Music: Filipe Goulart, Nick Chuba, Matt Cohen
Sound Editor: Danton Tanimura, Cristina Aragon, Filipe Goulart 
Additional VFX Artist: Aparna Janga (Modeling/Texturing), Bharat Sachdev (Rotoscoping)

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

I love a good spy flick, and this looks awesome. Red Sparrow is based on a novel by Jason Matthews. Dominika Egorova is many things. A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs. A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit. A master of seductive and manipulative combat. When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future.

That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow the program has ever produced. Dominika must now reconcile the person she was with the power she now commands, with her own life and everyone she cares about at risk, including an American CIA agent who tries to convince her he is the only person she can trust.

In Theaters March 2, 2018 

New movie clip below.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

This series is Amazing! It combines all of the greatest futuristic elements within a tightly woven story that really keeps you guessing. With so many other Sci-Fi series and movies I have been able to figure out story lines and conclusions before the end. Not this one, it has kept me guessing the whole time. I highly recommend it.