I recently came across this movie when browsing GeekTyrant. After watching the trailer, I am eagerly waiting for it’s release on April 1st. The movie is a independent film. The movie looks amazing with great animation, good voice actors, and follows a great storyline. In a letter to GeekTyrant the director says, “War of the Worlds: Goliath” is a true independent film, made completely outside of the Hollywood system…this film was made by and for “geeks”. By geek I mean all of you, who like us, love genre movies, comics, novels and games. Who love SF, alternate history, steampunk and animation/anime. Who can appreciate 1200 foot long armored zeppelin aircraft carriers and a multitude of kick ass tripod murder machines. Who appreciate great historical icons like Nikola Tesla and the Red Baron and can dig the image of Teddy Roosevelt machine gunning Martians.” Check out the synopsis, trailer, clip and images below.
In a parallel universe, World War One is imminent as we follow the gripping story of human resistance fighters who march to battle against the second invasion of the Martians. In 1899, the Earth was attacked by ruthless invaders from the planet Mars. The Martians’ 80 ft tall, heat-ray spewing, Tripod battle machines laid waste to the planet, but the invaders ultimately fell prey to Earth’s tiny bacteria. Fifteen years later, Man has rebuilt his shattered world, in large part by utilizing captured Martian technology. Equipped with giant, steam-powered Tripod battle machines, the international rapid reaction force, is Mankind’s first line of defense against the return of the rapacious Martian invaders. And return the Martians do. The rematch finds the multinational battle squad tripod “Goliath” on the front-lines of a vicious interplanetary offensive. This time the Martians are using even more advanced alien technology. In the crucible of combat, the young crew helming the mighty Goliath will be tested to the limits of their endurance and courage as they fight for Mankind’s very survival under the onslaught of an implacable enemy.