…if it ever gets made,that is. Slingers is a 60’s heist story at heart, albeit one set in the 2260’s. It’s the brainchild of Mike Sizemore and it stars Sean Pertwee — as in the son of the third Doctor from Doctor Who, Jon Pertwee — along with Adrian Bower, Tom Mison, Margo Stilley, Haruka Abe, GUN and JUNIOR. They have a sizzle reel out on the net to give the networks an idea of what they show is about and how it’ll look.
It makes me want to watch the show badly. As in right now. Check it:
Here’s the official synopsis:
Slingers is set in the year 2960 A.D., following mankind’s first interplanetary war. Humanity is now clustered into a finite, but still vast section of the universe known as Enclosed Space. Humanity won the war with an aggressive alien enemy, but at a cost. The way back to Earth is now cut off by an impassable barrier – a side effect of the blast that finally pushed the enemy back.
The show takes its name from a group of people thrown together on board an experimental spacecraft that is capable of Slinging itself to any point in space. In theory it’s the only craft capable of getting home. In reality the crew are using it to carry out a series of high tech heists and get even with those who are now exploiting their positions in the post war hierarchy.
Dominic ‘DM’ Monroe, a special ops war veteran becomes the de facto leader of this small team of thieves who rail against the decision by military command to just ‘stay where they are and make the best of it’. They’re determined to get home and if that means breaking a few rules and picking up a lot of enemies along the way then so be it.
It’s amazing to think that this is just a sizzle reel and not something that’s in full production as the sets, costumes, and effects look like final production quality. Just goes to show how inexpensive CGI can be these days. Details may change along the way as they negotiate with whomever decides to back the production, but the above is the general gist of what they’re shooting for.
Anyway, it looks cool and fun and they’re hoping to shoot a pilot episode sometime next year. Here’s hoping someone else sees the potential of this and gives it a green light.
Found via /Film.