More fresh disasters in the making, this time of the decidedly low-budget variety. Slated for 2012, Disaster Wars is an upcoming disaster film from distributor TomCat Films.
The project is listed as being in the pre-production stage. At the moment, the only thing we have to go on is a teaser trailer, a poster and a short synopsis:
Deep underwater in the Marianas Trench an accident results in a devastating Tsunami that destroys the Hawaiian Islands as it continues toward the west coast. Panic ensues all up and down the western coast of North and South America. In an attempt to lessen its impact, scientists launch an underwater explosion that inadvertently makes the tsunami more powerful and focused on Los Angeles. Scientists rush to a solution while the military begins planning for the worst. Los Angeles begins emergency evacuation. Lives and loves are lost even as a brash young grad student comes up with a solution: start the mother of all earthquakes to counter the rushing torrent and raise the continental shelf off the coast of the United States.
Whatever happens, it doesn’t look good for Los Angeles…
I’m not familiar with TomCat Films, but they seem to be focusing on high concepts, low budgets and the occasional mockbuster. Their backlist includes titles like Aliens vs. Avatars and The Amazing Bulk (yes, really), so I think we can sort them in the same box with The Asylum, UFO and CineTel. Good to get to know you, guys.
Teaser trailer below.
For more upcoming disaster films, check out the Coming Attractions page.