1884: Yesterday’s Future

Monday, October 22, 2012

This looks like a very interesting concept production.
Found an article about this film over at Steampunk Costume
Animator Tim Ollive and Terry Gilliam have joined forces to create a film combining puppetry, CGI, animation and old photos. The movie is basically a Steampunk Spy Story of a sort.
Here is the trailer for your viewing pleasure:



This trailer is as much a proof of concept as anything else, but it still looks very interesting indeed.
Here is a  short animation test piece for the film.

From the website of Peculiar Pictures :

A story of outstanding heroism in the face of deception, subterfuge and treachery. Conjuring up the belief that it was made forty years before film was even invented, 1884: Yesterdays Future tells of a future that might have been but never was. Directed by Tim Ollive, the film is a mix of animation, puppetry and two dimensional and three dimensional computer generated imagery (CGI) set against backgrounds created using stunning artwork, model sets and period photographs from the Hulton Picture Library division of Getty Images. Combine these idiosyncratic production techniques with a script of mind boggling ingenuity and you have a hilarious comedy film the like of which you will not have seen before. So, put your tongue firmly in your cheek, stiffen your upper lip and prepare to be shaken and stirred by 1884: Yesterdays Future.
Here is a still from the film, I would love to take a stroll down the streets of that version of  London.

Definitely going to keep an eye out for this one!
Keep your sightglass full, your firebox trimmed and your water iced.
KJ

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