Back in 1989, Cinemaware released a game called It Came from the Desert, inspired by the 1950’s creatures features. Now, the game’s film adaptation is gearing up for its release next week from Roger! Pictures.
You think ants at a picnic is bad, imagine giant mutated ants wreaking havoc in the desert. That’s exactly what this flick is about.
“This pulpy, action monster movie is a nostalgic tribute to creature features from the 1950’s; it features rival motocross heroes and heroines, kegger parties in the desert, secret underground military bases, romantic insecurities…and of course, giant ants!”
Directed by Marko Mäkilaakso (interview), who told us the film was also influenced by Eight Legged Freaks, It Came from the Desert was co-written by Hank Woon (Age of Dinosaurs) and Trent Haaga (68 Kill), and stars Vanessa Grasse, Mark Arnold, Harry Lister Smith, Claudia Trujillo, Alex Mills, and Aino Sirje.
Roger!’s Teemu Virta and Alliance Media Partners (AMP) produced the film with the support of the Finnish Film Foundation. Tero Kaukomaa (Iron Sky 1 & 2) serves as executive producer.
Get ready for the invasion, It Came from the Desert arrives on Digital and On Demand on May 29, 2018, from Raven Banner.
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