First-time director Panos Cosmatos seems to share my own love for late-70′s/early-80′s science fiction atmosphere. With his inaugural film, “Beyond the Black Rainbow“, Cosmatos looks to have fully immersed himself in the sleek, stylistic natures of a different kind of grindhouse genre, one that favors static white plastics over grimy streets, omni-tailored jumpsuits and finely coiffed hair over trenchcoats and beards, and scratchy synthesizer beeps-and-boops over dirty-ass funk. This is the world of “Logan’s Run”, and “THX-1138″, and “2001: A Space Odyssey”.
And I couldn’t be more excited (and maybe a little inspired).
The film has already seen sporadic film festival screenings since 2010, and looks to be released full-theatrical sometime this year. It’s a Canadian production, and this trailer is courtesy of the Whistler Film Festival (of Whistler, British Columbia).