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Sci-Fi – Dystopian Future

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The Starving Games (2013)

Duration 1h 23m Ratings UK: 12, USA: PG, Denmark  Source of story A parody of the Hunger Games Director Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer Writers/Script Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer  Starring Maiara Walsh, Cody Christian, Brant Daugherty Ratings IMDb: 3.2/10 by 20,092 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 0% by 9 reviewers. Review2view: 1/10  Elevator Pitch:   Kantmiss Evershot volunteers to participate in … Continue reading

Children of Men (2006)

Duration 1h 49m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story A novel of the same name by P.D.James Director Alfonso Cuarón Writers/Script Alfonso Cuarón, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark fergus, Hawk Ostby Starring Clive Owen, Miriam Karlin, Michael Caine, Charlie Hunnam, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julianne Moore, Danny Huston, Pam Ferris,  Ratings IMDb: … Continue reading

Hardware (1990)

Duration 1h 34m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Spain: 18,  Source of story After court action – derived froma 2000AD story by Steve MacManus and Kevin O’Neill Director Richard Stanley Writers/Script Richard Stanley Starring Iggy Pop, Dylan McDermott, John Lynch, Stacey Travis, Lemmy Ratings IMDb: 6.0 by 13,170 people .  Rotten Tomatoes: . Elevator Pitch: Jill … Continue reading

San Andreas (2015)

Duration 1h 54m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13 Source of story An original screenplay Director Brad Peyton Writers/Script Carlton Cuse (Andre Fabrizio, Jeremy Passmore story) Starring Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Ioan Gruffudd, Kylie Minogue, Paul Giamatti, Ratings IMDb: 6.1 by 212,454 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 49% by 247 critics. Elevator Pitch: The San Andreas fault … Continue reading

I Am Legend (2007)

Duration 1h 41m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13 Source of story A novel by Richard Matheson, followed by a film “The Omega Man” by John William and Joyce Hooper Carrington. Director Francis Lawrence Writers/Script Mark Protosevich, Akiva Goldsman Starring Will Smith, Alice Braga, Emma Thompson, Abbey,  Ratings IMDb: 7.2 by 684,264 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 68% by 216 … Continue reading

The Maze Runner 3: Death Curse (2018)

Duration 2h 23m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13,  Source of story Based on a novel “Death Curse” by James Dashner Director Wes Ball Writers/Script T.S.Nowlin Starring Dylan O’Brien, Ki Hong Lee, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dexter Darden, Will Poulter, Giancarlo Esposito, Patricia Clarkson, Aiden Gillen, Barry Pepper, Walton Goggins Ratings IMDb: 6.2 by 111,709 people.  Rotten … Continue reading

Anon (2018)

Duration 1h 40m Ratings UK: 15, USA:  Source of story An original screenplay Director Andrew Niccol Writers/Script Andrew Niccol Starring Clive Owen, James Tam, Amanda Seyfried, Alyson Bath,  Ratings IMDb: 6.1 by 36,842 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 37% by 49 critics. Elevator Pitch: In a world where there is no personal privacy since the population is … Continue reading

The Colony (2013)

Duration 1h 35m Ratings UK: 18, USA: Not rated. Canada: 14A Source of story An original screenplay Director Jeff Renfroe Writers/Script Jeff Renfroe, Svet Rouskov, Patrick Tarr, Pascal Trotter Starring Kevin Zegers, Laurence Fishburne, Bill Paxton, Charlotte Sullivan, Michael Mando, Dru Viergever,  Ratings IMDb:  5.3 by 42,799 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 21% by 34 critics. Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

The Terminator (1984)

Duration 1h 47m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R,  Most countries derated it in these enlightened times. Source of story An original screenplay, but like all the Terminator movies I feel that it owes something to Phillip K. Dick’s “The Second Variety”, although Harlan Ellison successfully sued the producers for plagiarizm. Director James Cameron Writers/Script Jams Cameron … Continue reading

The Titan (2018)

Duration 1h 37m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Lennart Ruff (First full length film as director) Writers/Script Max Hurwitz (story Arash Amel) Starring Sam Worthington, Taylor Schilling, Tom Wilkinson, Agyness Deyn, Nathalie Emmanuel Elevator Pitch: In an attempt to safeguard the human race, as civilisation breaks down on the planet … Continue reading

Mortal Engines (2018)

Duration 2h 8m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A series of YA books by Phillip Reeve Director Christian Reeve Writers/Script Fran Walsh, Phillipa Boyens, Peter Jackson Starring Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae, Patrick Malahide, Elevator Pitch: In a post-apocalyptic future huge mobile cities range about the European landscape, the larger ones preying … Continue reading

What Happened to Monday (2017)

Duration 2h 3m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Tommy Wirkola Writers/Script Max Botkin, Kerry Williamson Starring Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close, Willem Dafoe, Marwan Kenzari, Christian Rubeck, Clara Read Elevator Pitch: In a future where families are only allowed one child and a draconian organisation will remove and put to sleep … Continue reading

Priest (2011)

Duration 1h 27m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A graphic novel authored by Min-Woo Hyung Director Scott Stewart Writers/Script Cory Goodman Starring Paul Bettany, Maggie Q, Karl Urban, Lily Collins,  Christopher Plummer Elevator Pitch: After generations of war between humans and vampires, which are fanged but faceless monsters, assisted by weird but human familiars, … Continue reading

The Humanity Bureau (2017)

Duration 1h 35m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A not very original screenplay Director Rob W. King Writers/Script Dave Schultz Starring Nicolas Cage, Sarah Lind, Hugh Dillon, Elevator Pitch: In 2030 the United States has become a bleak wasteland; Noah Kross, Humanity Bureau agent, has the job of identifying non-productive members of the community … Continue reading

Waterworld (1995)

Duration 2h 15m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story An original screenplay Director Kevin Reynolds Writers/Script Peter Rader, David Twohy Starring Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dennis Hopper, Jack Black, Elevator Pitch: In the far future, after the land on earth has been submerged by the melting icecaps, a community lives on a floating fortified atoll, … Continue reading

Mad Max 4: Fury Road (2015)

Duration 2h 0m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A slightly different environment from the original films, but still involving Max. Director George Miller Writers/Script George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris Starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keay-Byrne, Zoë Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Elevator Pitch: In the desert a pitiless ruler doles out water … Continue reading

Soldier (1998)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay, said to occupy the same universe as Blade Runner. Director Paul W.S. Anderson Writers/Script David Webb Peoples (with uncredited additions by Tony Gilroy) Starring Kurt Russell, Jason Scott Lee, Jason Isaacs, Sean Pertwee, Gary Busey, Connie Nielsen Elevator Pitch: Todd 3465, a soldier … Continue reading

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

Elevator Pitch Ten years after Sarah Connor survived the first Terminator attack, the machines send back a more advanced model the T-1000 which is intended to eliminate the 10 year old John Connor. The humans send back a reprogrammed T-800, with instructions to keep John alive, and it, together with Sarah who has been incarcerated … Continue reading

UltraViolet (2006)

Elevator Pitch In a dystopian future a contagion has caused a genetic alteration to some of the world population turning them into vampire like people with super powers, the downside is that they have a 12 year life. The humans are attempting to erase them and only pockets of resistance remain. Violet, nearing the end … Continue reading

Judge Dredd (1995)

Elevator Pitch Judge Dredd, one of a group of superpolice who have the authority to arrest, judge and execute criminals in Mega-City a vast connobation in which the remnants of the continent’s population live, is accused of murder when his DNA is identified on the bullets found in the body of a dead journalist. He … Continue reading

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