OCCUPATION: RAINFALL Teaser Trailer & Artwork Revealed!
As the Marche du Film fires up at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, market-goers have been treated to a look at the very first footage from OCCUPATION: RAINFALL, the highly anticipated follow-up to last year’s Australian-produced Sci-Fi blockbuster OCCUPATION.
OCCUPATION was the Australian Screen Industry Network’s ‘Best Feature Film’ winner, and OCCUPATION: RAINFALL promises even more visual effects and extraordinary post-production than the first film. World-renowned VFX artists, whose credits include GODZILLA, THE MARTIAN and GAME OF THRONES, are at the helm of this sequel.
Currently in production, director Luke Sparke returns to take OCCUPATION: RAINFALL to the next level. “This film will be exponentially larger in scale and ambition than the original,” said Sparke, who promises over 1,500 visual effects shots to entice fans across the globe.
In addition to OCCUPATION’s gifted ensemble cast, Ken Jeong (CRAZY RICH ASIANS, THE HANGOVER) has come onboard to play a character who holds the key to the mystery of the rainfall.
Jeong and Daniel Gillies (THE ORIGINALS, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) join OCCUPATION’s Temuera Morrison (AQUAMAN), Dan Ewing (CHASING COMETS, HOME AND AWAY), Aaron Jeffery (X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE), ZAC GARRED (FRAXTUR), CHARLES MESURE (DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) and Trystan Go (THE FAMILY LAW, FRAYED).
OCCUPATION: RAINFALL occurs two years into an intergalactic invasion of earth, while survivors fight back in a desperate ground war. As casualties mount by the day, the resistance and their unexpected allies uncover a plot that could see the war come to a decisive end. With the alien invaders hell-bent on making Earth their new home, the race is on to save mankind.
The film is produced by Carly & Carmel Imrie (OCCUPATION, RED BILLABONG) and American co-executive producer Todd Williams (THE NUN, ALEX AND ME).
“The project is massive both in storytelling terms and behind the scenes. We’re planting the flag squarely in a sci/fi adventure setting, an Australian STAR WARS” said Carly and Carmel Imrie.
Film Mode Entertainment will representing worldwide rights for OCCUPATION: RAINFALL at the Marche du Film excluding Australia and New Zealand where Monster Pictures will be handling distribution.