Arrowhead: Signal is a short film that was put together by Australian filmmaker Jesse O’Brien and released sometime last year with the intention of eventually creating a feature film. It received pretty good reviews and piqued a lot of interest in a lot of people, but didn’t receive the funding it needed to magically morph into a movie.
But! The news is now out that the Australian company Foxtel’s sci-fi channel, SF, is taking it on and the film will be released in 2014 (in Australia first, and then released worldwide following that). This is exciting news for the channel because it has popped its Australian production cherry by commissioning Arrowhead: Signal. It’ll be filmed in the deserts of South Australia, which is pretty fitting.
Here’s the synopsis:
Arrowhead is a tale of survival set amongst the distant stars. Kye is a prisoner of war caught between two armies that he doesn’t believe in. When offered an opportunity for freedom, Kye sets out on one last rescue mission, only to become stranded on a desert moon when his ship — the Arrowhead — crash lands. Kye has to learn to survive when we discovers a new life form that will challenge his very body and soul.
Hit the jump to watch the original short if you haven’t already seen it – or maybe you want to watch it again. It’s a free world!
What do you guys think? Are you looking forward to this?