MUTANT CHRONICLES – a new sci-fi film starring Thomas Jane (THE MIST) and Ron Perlman (HELLBOY 2) – opens today in an exclusive engagement at the Mann Chinese 6 in Hollywood. What is odd about this is that you can already view the film on Video on Demand. There have been previous films whose theatrical release coincided with their home video release, but even these examples of so-called “simultaneous” releases at least gave the film one weekend in theatres (because films open on Friday and DVDs do not come out till the following Tuesday).
Anyway, MUTANT CHRONICLES was directed by Simon Hunter, from a script by Philip Eisner. The futuristic combination of science fiction and mysticism, in 2702, tells the tale of soldiers battling “necromutants.” Perlman plays the leader of a monastic order who convinces Jane’s Major Hunter to join him on a mission that will, according to prophecy, destroy the mutants.Devon Aoki (SIN CITY), Sean Pertwee (DOG SOLDIERS), and John Malkovich (BEOWULF) co-star.
Whether anyone will want to pay for movie tickets is an open question. The “bargain” price for the first screening at the Chinese theatre is $10, which goes up to $11.75 in the afternoon and $12.75 in the evening (and that’s not counting parking and popcorn). Or you can pay a relatively modest $6.99 for Video on Demand.
Location: Mann Chinese 6 Theatre – 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood
Phone: (323) 464-8111
Film Website: Click here
Opening Date: Friday, April 24, 2009