The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One is a sci-fi movie set on a different planet in the distant future. But there’s something distinctly Australian about the harsh alien world we’re seeing in this trailer…
Filmed in Australia, The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One — the title is a nod to pulp-fiction sci-fi serials — stars Kellan Lutz (Expendables 3, the Twilight saga) and Isabel Lucas (The Water Diviner, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), as well as Lucas’ fellow Aussie Rachel Griffiths. The first thing that popped out to us, though, was the alien landscape about 10 seconds into the movie’s trailer above.
That’s the outback. It’s had a bit of a VFX makeover done, but anyone that’s been out bush before will recognise that distinctive Mallee scrub and Australia’s very own red centre. Osiris Child was filmed in Australia, which makes sense — and the trailer has us keen to see more.
The blurb for the movie’s trailer says it’s set on a “barren planet”, which is a pretty damn accurate description of the Nullarbor if you ask us. As for the “savage creatures” that roam it… maybe this is a tie-in with Wolf Creek?
The film opens nationwide on May 18, but there are premiere Q&A screenings from April 21. From Madman, the film’s Aussie distributor:
Set in the future in a time of interplanetary colonisation, Sy (Kellan Lutz), a mysterious drifter, meets Kane (Daniel MacPherson), a lieutenant working for an off-world military contractor, EXOR.
The unlikely pair must work together to rescue Kane’s young daughter (Teagan Croft) and reach safety amid an impending global crisis which was brought on by EXOR itself. Teaming up with a pair of renegades (Luke Ford and Isabel Lucas), Kane and Sy clash with EXOR in an attempt to escape while battling the savage creatures that roam the barren planet.