Extraterrestrials seem desperate to conquer the tiny speck of rock in the universe that we call Earth and they’ll be at it again in the flick Year 12, which now has a director in former photographer Fredrik Bond.
What separates Year 12 from this past weekend’s alien invasion pic, Skyline, and the upcoming Battle: Los Angeles, as well as the comic book flick Cowboys & Aliens, is that the former takes place more than a decade after the non-Earthlings declare war against humanity.
Edward Ricourt penned the spec script for Year 12, which The Wrap reports as being set twelve years after an alien invasion of Earth. The plot of the film itself revolves around “an underwater uranium miner who is recruited by the human resistance to smuggle uranium in his blood so they can use it to blow up the alien mothership.” Give the humans in Year 12 credit – that does sound like more of a fail-safe plan than uploading a PC virus into the extraterrestrials’ communications network, in the hopes that they haven’t installed AVG (a la Independence Day).
The sci-fi action flick is being produced by Joe Roth, the man behind Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, as well as the upcoming fairy tale retelling, Snow White and the Huntsman. Bond is also attached to direct an English-language version of the cult Korean flick, The Host, though we’ll be crossing our fingers in the hopes that that remake won’t come to pass.
With so many upcoming movies about humans doing battle with otherworldly beings due to arrive over the next year, moviegoers might be quite tired of seeing flying saucers lay waste to civilization by the time Year 12 hits theaters. Add to that the fact that Bond is a novice at helming feature films and it’s difficult to not suspect that this will be one alien invasion flick that comes and goes with little fanfare.
The premise for Year 12 is interesting since it takes place in a post-invasion world where humans must struggle to survive amidst a devastated landscape (as opposed to being another run-of-the-mill “aliens invade/people fight back” flick). Perhaps the film will focus in part on the nature of human existence in a world laid to ruin by monsters, a la The Walking Dead?
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Source: The Wrap