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Mechwarrior short film in production

Postby pthw199 » Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:33 pm

<p><i>WizKids</i>, the creators of Mechwarrior: Age of Destruction (MW:AoD), <a target="new" href="http://www.wizkidsgames.com/wk_article.asp?cid=40609&frame=company">have just announced</a> a collaborative venture with the <i>Digital Animation & Video Effects School</i> (DAVE) to produce a short Mechwarrior film. Whilst WizKids are aiding in script development, the film itself will be put together by students at DAVE. And to quote Jordan Weisman (the CEO of WizKids):</p><p><i>"They’re going to give the intellectual property the treatment it deserves — and who knows what will come of it?"</i></p><img alt="" hspace="10" vspace="10" align="right" src="http://70.84.36.132/~btuadmin/media/Other/WizKidsDAVE.jpg"><p>And seeing as the director, Lee Stringer, is an Emmy-winning visual effects supervisor with credits on Star Trek, Firefly and Battlestar Galactica it seems likely that this short is going to be well worth watching when it is released this coming Summer. The film will be distributed through an online download, although screenings are planned for both this year's Origins and Gen Con (Indiapolis).</p><p>According to details gleaned from the <a target="new" href="http://daveschool.com/index.htm">DAVE school website</a> auditions were held this Monday past. Unfortunately, that means any budding actors amongst you have missed a chance to participate. However, they were auditioning for people to play the following parts: <i>Galaxy Commander Anastasia Kerensky</i> - daughter of the Black Widow and now in charge of the Steel Wolves; <i>Colonel Calvin Barrett</i>; and <i>Paladin Otto Mandela</i>. So it appears we can expect some Republic versus Steel Wolf action!</p><p>Bring it on!
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Postby Lawgiver » Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:18 am

This is awesome! Now I just have to figure out how to get in the screening at Origins 2006.
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Postby ImperiumKnight » Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:59 pm

Wonder if Calvin Barrett is any relation to Nikita Barrett and the mercenary Barrett's Fusiliers. Maybe we'll get some answers on what happens to them during the Jihad w/ the movie.
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Postby DarkspARCS » Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:51 pm

As the Marines put it....

HOOYAH !!
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