Saban Films has dropped the official trailer and poster for their new sci-fi noir Zone 414. The movie stars Guy Pearce, Matilda Lutz, Jonathan Aris and Travis Fimmel. First-time feature director Andrew Baird helms the film and Brian Edward Hill (DC’s Titans) is behind the screenplay. According to the logline, the film is set in Zone 414:

a dangerous, dark colony of humanoids known as “the city of robots.” The colony’s creator (Fimmel) hires private investigator David Carmichael (Pearce) to track down his missing daughter. David teams up with Jane (Lutz). A highly advanced A.I. equipped with the same technology of her fellow humanoids. But, with all the emotions, feelings and dreams of a human being. They travel through the city uncovering clues. And a crime that calls into question the origins and true purpose behind the city of artificial humans.

Zone 414 will be released In Theaters, on Digital and On Demand September 3, 2021.



I am always down for some original sci-fi movies, but there is a part of me that feels like this might be another Blade Runner rehash. Hopefully with a first-time feature director like Andrew Baird and an up-and-coming genre writer like Brian Edward Hill can bring us something fresh and new. It also does look like they have injected some real style into the visuals, so there is a chance that this could be a real surprise! And last but not least, Guy Pearce does add some real star power to the proceedings, but his genre work has been all over the place in quality… so, we will find out shortly where this lands in his filmography.

Are you looking forward to a new sci-fi movie? Or does this look too much like Blade Runner for you?

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