Earlier this year, cryptic teasers started popping up for something called Greatland. It turned out to be a dystopian sci-fi horror film from production company Popcorn and Friends, and since its pandemic-themed plot happened to coincide with real-life events at the same time, they decided to take advantage of that fact in their promo campaign. As of the release of the trailer below, the movie’s been given a November 1 release date.
It’s the future, and it’s awful…except for the elite few that are privileged enough to live in Greatland. It’s within this protective bubble that young Ulysses lives, but he’s not happy about his current situation, nor the state of the world. His childhood sweetheart now lives outside of Greatland, which is now a wasteland dominated by a deadly virus. Can he topple the social order, save his woman, and make things right for everyone?
Greatland stars Academy award-nominee Eric Roberts, Nick Moran (Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), J.P. Manoux (Veep), former boxing champion of the world Shannon Briggs, Arman Darbo (And Then I Go), Chloe Ray Warmoth (Fuller House), and horror icon Bill Oberst Jr (The Devil’s Rejects). It was written and directed by Dana Ziyasheva (Defenders of Life). The movie was screened at the Moscow International Film Festival earlier this month, to positive reactions.
Greatland will be available on-demand through Amazon starting November 1. Here’s that trailer….