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December 3, 2012

The Citadel - A Cyberpunk Movie Preview

More preview than preview. I only planed a two-week vacation, but an infected (and eventually amputated) toe extended that to two unplanned months, expected to last to the end of the year. Now would be a good time to catch up on some stuff I’ve been planning on reviewing.

Starting off would be a movie so far into early development that it only exists as a script. User feat747 (aka Hashim Bannaga) written it for the Pulsar Sci-Fi Screenplay Contest and made it to the semi-finals. He’s looking for producers to bring the script to the screens. From I’ve read of the script, any willing producer will have something pretty good to work with.

 

The Story: In 2022, a highly-advanced A.I. named Avalon was created and begins learning at an incredible rate. Eventually, all companies and governments would relinquish control to Avalon. In 2053, Avalon creates a hacker program that launches a nuclear apocalypse that destroys ninety percent of humanity, and allows Avalon to take control of all electronics to become CyberNet.

It is now 2099, and Avalon has gathered survivors into the walled city of The Metropis Sector while building Elsia City and The Citadel for itself. The humans are given some of the basics (shelter, stipends, and a COM unit) and are allowed to regulate themselves. But some humans exist in the wastelands outside the city, raiding convoys for supplies.

 

Other cyberpunk stuff to look forward to: While the main story may sound like a Terminator rehash, there is a background story involving people being transferred into android bodies that makes for a major twist on human’s being. There’s also a bit of hacking, adventures in cyberspace, and other cyberpunk themes involved.

While it’s too early to rate (no visuals to check), it looks like The Citadel is off to a good start with its script. At last communication, feat747 was looking to bring it to life with the right producer(s). Let’s hope this comes out good, at least better than Snakes On A Plane.

This post has been filed under Upcoming Movies by Mr. Roboto.

Comments

December 3, 2012

Burnt_Lombard said:

Sorry to hear about that infection Roboto, hope you are recovering well.

While Citadel sounds like it’s cobbled together from previous stories (There’s nothing wrong with that) it still sounds interesting. Definitely could have potential. Get Tom Cruise to read it, he’s developing two Science Fiction films right now. What’s one more??

December 6, 2012

Pikmintaro said:

Oh wow you had to have your Toe amputated? I hope you are feeling better!

December 8, 2012

NeonCouch said:

Sounds good. Is it available for the public to read?
Also, you should get a toe augmentation… possibly use it to fight some corporation :/

December 10, 2012

capnsid said:

Cheers about that amputation. As far as this forthcoming movie goes, it sounds part Forbin Project, part Ghost In The Shell/Galaxy Experss (getting a robot body), and part Terminator.

December 12, 2012

Feat747 said:

I was actually more inspired by Neuromancer, Altered Carbon, & Ghost In The Shell.

December 13, 2012

Eric said:

Ouch! I hope all goes well with the toe. The back story you mentioned sounds interesting. I’d watch it for that alone.

December 14, 2012

Name or Alias said:

Yeah, toe. Have anyone read the story? It is Matrix + Terminator. You know, advanced AI, destroying of the human race, nuclear apocalypse, small group of resistants etc., etc., etc. Seen this, read that.

December 16, 2012

Feat747 said:

The description in the preview is more of the setting/the world where the story takes place. The story isn’t really about the human resistance. It I had to summarize it would be something like this:

On the verge of extinction, a band of hackers attempt to free humanity’s last remaining city from a sentient being know as Avalon.

Feat747 said:

I guess, I could post a link to the script if anyone is interested???

December 17, 2012

Feat747 said:

Here’s the link the screenplay. Just click my name.

December 23, 2012

Ash said:

Hi Mr Roboto, sorry to get in touch like this I cant find any contact details on your site. Could you drop me a mail at howea@yahoo.co.uk when you get a minute? Had a couple of things to discuss about your site. Cheers, Ash.

Awesome site by the way! :D Totally unrelated but you might also know, is there any news on the altered carbon film actually being made? All i can find are rumours..

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