Out of left field comes a film that may have escaped your radar. The Prodigies is taking things back with their animation in what looks like a Matrix-esque themed adventure. This retro-film may be a breath of fresh air in the otherwise sleek world of contemporary cinema.
The trailer is in French but don’t let it throw you off, as there’s only a couple lines of dialog. Check it out here.
Director Antoine Charreyron, known for his work in video games, makes his feature debut with The Prodigies (La Nuit des enfants rois). The look of the film may be a video game-style crossover which may make an interesting film in a style audiences haven’t seen or expected. The film is based on a 1982 novel by Bernard Lenteric; its official film synopsis is as follows:
NYC, Central Park, 2010. Five young teenagers are violently assaulted. But they’re not your average teenagers… they’re prodigies. The trauma of the assault incites them to lash out against the world in a cold and calculating way. The five chillingly brilliant minds come together to concoct a perfect revenge. The only person aware of the pending doom is Jimbo Farrar, a sixth prodigy, who has gathered them. As long as he fights against his five counterparts with all his might, there’s hope for the world. But should he turn over to their side, it’s only a matter of time before a disaster of apocalyptic proportions ensues…
Warner Bros. will be releasing Charreyron’s debut in France later this year with a U.S. release to follow, hopefully. Will you go see this film if it makes a U.S. appearance or does the animation turn you off? Leave us your thoughts below!
— Aaron Faulkner