Update on upcoming Spanish Post-Apocalyptic movie ‘The Last Days’
Brothers Álex and David Pastor the directors of the post-apocalyptic plague movie Carriers will begin filming their next film, another post-apocalyptic movie called The Last Days (Los últimos días) in Spain this April.
Unlike Carriers which was very much an American movie, the Spanish brothers have decided to shoot this one in Barcelona, Spain, with an all-Spanish cast, here’s the summary,
“The Last Days will tell the story of a mysterious epidemic of agoraphobia that prevents people from going out, the protagonist is an office worker who must cross the city to meet with his pregnant girlfriend.”
In a recent interview the movie’s producer Pedro Uriol had this to say about the project,
“We will show Barcelona, a city that we all know, as it has never been seen before… It’s about recreating a different world. It has to be close to the actual city, but with the sense that something terrible has happened.”
Uriol also went on to add this about the Pastor Brothers western directorial style,
“For me, the brothers’ main quality is that they marry American cinema’s visual narration with a much more European and adult treatment of their characters, with all their ambiguities, frustrations, desires, and deceit. It has a foot on either side of the Atlantic.”
Judging by the quality of the brothers first film Carriers, which they made on an incredibly small budget, I’m excited to see what they’ll do with this one with an estimated $7.4 million.
The film is expected to debut at the Sitges Film Festival in October this year, with wider release expected in early 2013.
Meanwhile here’s a teaser the brothers made to help get funding for the film. (apologies for the poor quality)