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quietearth [Celluloid 09.30.09] Poland post apocalyptic movie news scifi

I've found what I believe is concept art for an upcoming Polish post apocalyptic film called Cassandra which is based on a "cult story". I'm not sure if this will be an animation or live action as I'm researching it.. so if any of our readers can help with translations, please let me know.

Here's the details I've verified:
The film is based on a novel titled GÅ‚owa Kasandry (Cassandra's Head) by Marka Baranieckiego (Mark Baraniecki) which was published in 1985 and awarded the Janusz A. Zajdel prize.

Full of action and intriguing story is based on the cult story? Head Cassandra?, By Mark Baraniecki. The action takes place in a post apocalyptic reality, in a global world ravaged by conflict. One of the survivors Theodore Hornic, saves the remnants of humanity, which disposes of rockets that have not had time off during the war. Deprived of command, can be activated at any time, bringing death and destruction of the remnants of civilization. Hornica keeps alive the legend of the rocket Final Retaliation? semi-mythical Cassandra, who is the most powerful weapon we invented humanity. When Cassandra finds Hornic, reality proves to be much more frightening than he imagined in the worst dreams.

UPDATED: Thanks to our friend D'mooN over at opium we have a proper synopsis.
Cassandra is a stark and brooding film, with constant unexpected twists adapted from Marek Baraniecki?s cult science-fiction short story GÅ‚owa Kasandry (The Head of Cassandra). It?s set in a post-apocalyptic world, laid waste by a global conflict. One of the saved, Theodore Hornic, helps the few survivors by disarming the remaining missiles which lurk menacingly in underground silos. The abandoned missiles may spring to life at a moment?s notice, raining down death and destruction on the last remnants of humankind. The legend of the Missile of Ultimate Retribution is the only thing that now gives Hornic?s life meaning. That missile is the mythical Cassandra; the most powerful weapon ever invented. When Hornic finds Cassandra, reality will turn out to be even more horrifying than anything he could have imagined in his worst nightmares.

Concept art after the break.

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Iaan (12 years ago) Reply

Ehh... it can't be good...


dloogi (12 years ago) Reply

it looks like a pic from a story about the Warsaw Uprising by Bagsinski which is in production:


marcin (12 years ago) Reply

The concept art dates back to 2007 when we first heard about the adaptation of Cassandra. A year ago there was some news concerning western involvement in the production. Paweł Czarzasty was to be the director of the movie with the script by Baraniecki. However, there's been no news concerning the making of the movie since then.

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