According to the official description, the story of Astro involves “a billionaire’s private space exploration program returning to Earth with an abducted extraterrestrial from a newly discovered alien planet.” Basically imagine what would happen if the corporation from the Alien movies actually succeeded in bringing the Xenomorph to Earth. Nothing good will come of this for the people involved, but that’s entertainment.
Astro was created by Asif Akbar and Bernard Selling, and they have big hopes and dreams for it. They’re launching a book series set in the same world around the same time as the release of the movie, and they’d like to do more. “We are excited to create and introduce a new modern day science-fiction franchise to the world”, says Akbar.
Astro stars Gary Daniels (The Expendables, Hunt to Kill), Dominique Swain (Alpha Dog), Marshal Hilton (Primal Rage), Michael Pare (The Shelter), Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Max Wasa, Omi Vaidya, Luke G. Crosby, Orson Chaplin, Gianni Capaldi, Spice Williams-Crosby, Courtney Akbar, Christopher Showerman (“Supergirl”) and Randy Wayne (Hellraiser : Judgment). Asif Akbar directed the picture.
Astro will be out on DVD June 5, from Sony Pictures.