Tripod Entertainment officially announced the exclusive US premiere of their 3D stereoscopic animated epic War of the Worlds: Goliath at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
Directed by animation veteran Joe Pearson (Epoch Ink Animation), written by accomplished wordsmith, David Abramowitz (Highlander), and executive produced by Heavy Metal CEO Kevin Eastman. Featuring the voice talents of Adrian Paul (Highlander), Peter Wingfield (Highlander, X-Men 2), Adam Baldwin (Serenity, Firefly, Chuck), Mark Sheppard, (Battlestar Galactica, Sanctuary), Elizabeth Gracen (Highlander), Jim Byrnes (Highlander), Beau Billingslea, (Cowboy Bebop) and many others.
Produced by Tripod Entertainment, War of the Worlds: Goliath is a 85-minute animated steampunk epic of war, comradeship and courage under fire.There will be limited seating for the premiere in San Diego on Saturday July 14th, 2012. Voice actor leads Adrian Paul, Peter Wingfield and other cast members will be there to make the night unforgettable.
- Date: Saturday, July 14, 2012
- Venue: Pacific Theatres Gaslamp 15
701 Fifth Ave, San Diego
- Time: Screening starts at 7:00pm, followed by a 20-min Q&A session.
- Who: Adrian Paul, Peter Wingfield, David Abramowitz, Kevin Eastman and some of the Malaysian design/production/stereoscopic team.
The story of War of the Worlds Goliath:
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, A.R.E.S., is Mankind’s first line of defense against the return of the rapacious Martian invaders. Based in a massive fortress complex at the south end of Manhattan Island, the young warriors of A.R.E.S. train under the leadership of Secretary of War, Theodore Roosevelt, and the grim General Kushnirov.
And return the Martians do. The rematch finds the multinational squad of the A.R.E.S. battle Tripod “Goliath” on the front-lines of a vicious interplanetary offensive when the Martian invaders launch their second invasion 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.
This is the saga of War of the Worlds: Goliath, a 85-minute, animated, steampunk epic of war, comradeship and courage under fire.
Plans for North American distribution will be announced soon.
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About Tripod Group
Tripod Entertainment is part of the Tripod Group of companies, a diversified media group with interests in animation and live-action production, audio post-production and 3D stereoscopic services, and intellectual property development and management.
Based in Kuala Lumpur with offices in Los Angeles and Jakarta, the Tripod Group creates, owns and manages animation and live-action titles for audiences worldwide, in multiple formats including theatrical, television and new media.
Tripod’s stereoscopic 3D animated movie, “War of the Worlds: Goliath”, will be released worldwide in 2012-2013.
via Tripod Entertainment Press Release
- Director – Joe Pearson
- Writer – Joe Pearson and David Abramowitz
- Producer – Joe Pearson, Kevin Eastman, and Leon Tan
- Character Design – Lee Seung Gyu
- Studio Climb (environments and mecha)
- Sun Min Image Pictures (animation)
- Peter Wingfield – Captain Eric Wells
- Adrian Paul – Corporal Patrick O’Brien
- Adam Baldwin – Wilson
- Elizabeth Gracen – Lieutenant Jennifer Carter
- James Byrnes – Secretary Of War Theodore Roosevelt
- Beau Billingslea – Sergeant Abraham Douglas
- James Arnold Taylor – German Officer and additional voices
- Joey D’Auria – Captain Manfred Von Richthoffen
- – Mark Sheppard – Sean O’Brien
- Composer – Luka Kuncevic
- Jeff Wayne – “Forever Autumn” (tentatively)