Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Slingers - Crooks In Space

There's a lot of buzz going on at the moment about the prospect of a new British sci-fi show from Sleepy Dog, starring Sean Pertwee, written by Mike Sizemore, and directed by Steve Barron, called 'Slingers'. The premise is that a group of people are on a specially designed starship which uses 'sling' technology, finally allowing them to return to Earth after a weapon detonated in order to defeat the alien menace threatening mankind also threw up an impenetrable barrier across the universe. So far so good you might say, but the crew are also using their journey as an excuse to rob and scam their way back to the home planet - think 'Hustle' in space.

Unfortunately they haven't filmed a pilot yet, but what they have done is put this teaser trailer together, in the hope of a big production company getting onboard. It all looks very slick, and I can see this being a real hit next year if they can get it off the ground:

SLINGERS from Mike Sizemore on Vimeo.

A short interview with Sean Pertwee about the show has just been released too:

Sean Pertwee interview from Mike Sizemore on Vimeo.