Earth in peril – twice over!
Two new disaster movies have gone into post-production over at CineTel Films (makers of Ice Twisters, among other disaster titles). Both are built around gloriously idiotic concepts.
In Collision Earth, a massive comet collides with the sun, and the resulting explosion throws the planet Mercury out of its orbit and sets it on a collision course with Earth.
With each passing day, Earth’s unstable gravitational field creates catastrophic disasters that threatens to tear the planet apart. The only hope for survival is a hidden top-secret military weapon that has the power to destroy Mercury before it slams into Earth. It becomes a race against time to find the weapon the military has kept hidden for 20 years and save the planet!
Kirk Acevedo is set to star alongside Diane Farr. Release sometime during 2011.
Next up is the not-very-inventively titled Super Storm, the plot of which will surely impress scientists everywhere:
Jupiter’s famous blemish, the Great Red Spot, has vanished. When massive storms are reported in North America, it quickly becomes apparent that the huge, high storm that has been swirling around Jupiter for hundreds of years has landed on Earth. Swallowing up everything in its path, the Great Red Spot threatens to transform Earth into another Jupiter-like gas giant in just a matter of days! Can Earth be saved from this Super Storm?
Not to be nitpicky, but isn’t the Red Spot of Jupiter in itself about twice as large as Earth? Wouldn’t it just swallow us up whole, rather than “landing” here? And just how, exactly, do you transform a small planet to a gas giant?
Oh, whatever. I’m just hoping for 90 minutes of braindead fun. David Sutcliffe, Erica Cerra and Greg Grunberg stars in this future classic. ETA 2011. [EDIT: Super Storm seems to have been retitled Mega Cyclone.]
Check out CineTel’s output at cinetelfilms.com.
“(I)t quickly becomes apparent that the huge, high storm that has been swirling around Jupiter for hundreds of years has landed on Earth…”
Oh my head.
You know, it’s just SAD when China’s making better disaster movies than we are. (Now if we could just get some decent English subs for “Super Typhoon”…)