Nektrotronic, the new supernatural actioner from Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner, will have its world premiere at the Midnight Madness program of 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, where it is one of only 10 genre offerings from around the world selected for the showcase.
Formerly known as Nekromancer, the film is described as “…a mind-bending, genre-mashing, sci-fi action-packed comedy – funny, scary, thrilling and high octane, it is a cinematic roller-coaster which traverses the full spectrum of human (and inhuman) emotion”, which sounds pretty good to us. Also in the plus column: the brothers previously gave a grateful world 2014’s incredible DIY zombie flick, Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead.
Directed by Kiah and written by both brothers, Nekrotronic stars Moncia Bellucci (The Matrix Reloaded, Brotherhood of the Wolf) as a demon-hunting Nekromancer gone bad who, we are told, “…is the first to discover evil spirits inside the internet, taking the mythical battle between good and evil into the digital realm. Years later, down-on-his-luck sewerage-waste worker Howard North (Ben O’Toole) and Nekromancer sisters Molly (Caroline Ford) and Torquel (Tess Haubrich) must destroy the plague of online demons and defeat the evil Finnegan before she can devour the souls of a million human beings addicted to their phones.”
Bob Savea (Fantail) and David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings) co-star.
Team Roache-Turner said in a statement, “We grew up watching John Carpenter and Sam Raimi films and reading Insane Sci-Fi comic books. Nekrotronic has taken those elements and blended them together in a giant cinematic meatgrinder – we are beyond stoked to unleash this movie into the world and share our vision with genre-loving eyeballs everywhere!”
The Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6-16, 2018. Word on an Australian release is surely not too far away, and hopefully a trailer to boot. In the meantime, this is one to get excited about.