Simon Cox began working on the script in the ’90s, his initial plan was to make “the biggest British indie sci-fi movie ever". Now twenty years later the result is an action-sci-fi film that nods to the sci-fi programs of the ’70s and ’80s such as Doctor Who and Buck Rogers. The film has been described as having a cool retro feel about it, combined with strong CGI elements.
Frank Smith from Munro Films said, “Simon had the vision and drive to make the kind of film he and sci-fi fans want to see. It’s the ultimate nostalgic homage and very effective.”
INVASION PLANET EARTH (previously called Kaleidoscope Man) shot in and around the Birmingham area over a six-year period, spent two years in post and was was majority financed through crowdfunding.
Singer and actress Toyah Willcox has provided the film's closing track and she also stars in the film. Original concept art for the film was created by Matt Allsopp, who went on to work on GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS and ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY.
About INVASION PLANET EARTH:
After the death of his young daughter, Thomas Dunn is a man who has lost his faith. His life has crumbled and his confidence is shattered. Yet, on this day he wakes to discover that Mandy, his loving wife is finally pregnant again. Maybe this is their chance to move away from the tragedy of the past. But, on this day an alien mother-ship appears in the heavens and the people of earth are suddenly plagued with visions about the end of civilisation. Tom and Mandy are split up as the mother-ship launches an alien fleet that attacks the towns and cities of earth. Tom must look deep within himself to find the strength to save the human race from the horrors that threaten them. However, first he must find Mandy, as he discovers that their new baby holds the key to the future of mankind. The battle lines are drawn and the final stance for Earth is about to begin.
INVASION PLANET EARTH comes to cinemas across the UK from 5 December. Film Hub Midlands will share updates and news about the release so, watch this space!