By: John M Jerva
Exactly one more ago, I shared the awesome new trailer for director and star Guy Bleyaert’s new kick ass dystopian action-thriller titled Transit 17 which he also stars in along with some pretty heavyweight action talent in Zara Phythian and Silvio Simac. Bleyaert’s film has been in development and production for a few years now and it is truly glorious to see that the finished product is set to hit audiences on Digital and VOD on October 22nd which is just a few weeks away to be followed by a DVD release in December. The new trailer sports all that one action fan can hope for in one movie and it looks like another independent film is going to give the blockbusters a run for their money. Check out the official press release below!
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., October 8, 2019 (Newswire.com) –Vision Films Inc. is proud to present the new action thriller coming soon to VOD and DVD, Transit 17. Set in a dystopian world that has been torn apart by a deadly virus, Guy Bleyaert’s high-intensity new film crosses genres with its incredible action sequences and terrifying imagery, making this an instant new favorite for action, sci-fi and horror aficionados. This highly anticipated new film will be released in the United States and Canada across all major streaming platforms and on Oct. 22, 2019, and on DVD online and in Walmart stores Dec. 17, 2019.
Starring director/writer/producer Guy Bleyaert (The Last Inquisitors), martial arts superstar and World Champion Zara Phythian (Doctor Strange), Silvio Simac (John Wick: Chapter 3- Parabellum), Lee Charles (Dragon Kingdom), Kimberly Stahl (Lost), Stefanie Joosten (voice of Quiet in the game, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain), John Flanders (Moonwalkers) and Lucas Tavernier (The Monuments Men), Transit 17 takes place after a virus infects multiple European countries and a team of resistance soldiers fight to save a young girl who seems to be their last hope for a cure.
After Europe is hit with a virus, which infected 60 million people, General Ratzinger (Jean-Paul Van der Velde) and his military aim to control the survivors hidden in secret outputs known as “transits.” Lead by the Commander (Silvio Simac), his “sniffers” continue to look for those who refuse to be confined, while insurgents known as the Free Fighters, led by Vanguard (Christophe VanZandycke), aim to evade and destroy this oppressive military which, instead of looking for a cure, continues to kill the infected as they grow in numbers.
Meanwhile, a separate Resistance team composed of Tex (Guy Bleyaert), Eve (Zara Phythian), Brad (Lee Charles), Deena (Kimberly Stahl) and Daniel (Daniel Pala) sets out on a secret operation to find Jen (Maria Melikidze), a 15-year old girl who was infected with the virus but survived. She may be the only hope for a cure, which causes The Free Fighters and the Resistance join together. They will stop at nothing until she is safe and the cure to save mankind is discovered.
Transit 17 will be available on digital for an SRP of $4.99 -$9.99 from platforms including iTunes, Vudu, Playstation, Xbox, Amazon Instant, Google Play, FandangoNow, Hoopla and Overdrive as well as 200+ cable affiliates including Comcast, Spectrum, Charter, Cox, Verizon, Frontier, Suddenlink, Mediacom, Google Fiber, and Dish.
“This production was really something special for me. I wanted to give it a certain style with a mixture of sci-fi, action and creatures in the story,” says Guy Bleyaert. “I loved having full control over the script and production design, and I really wanted to give it my own touch. That said, I must admit it came with a lot more effort and work for me then expected.”
“It is not easy these days to come up with a refreshing story and a twist,” Bleyaert continues. “The biggest challenge was to get it done with the budget at hand. The cast and crew were as excited as I was, and that helped a lot, as teamwork is very important in a production like this.”
“Vision is very proud to be presenting Transit 17,” says Vision Films Managing Director/CEO, Lise Romanoff. “This intriguing film, which contains a huge amount of special effects and action, is an absolute achievement for the filmmaker, who wears many hats, Guy Bleyaert. We are excited to be bringing it to the world.”
Check out the official trailer that launced a month back and get ready because the end of the world is going to include some serious firepower and fisticuffs!
About The Author: John M Jerva is the owner and editor-in-chief of Action-Flix.com and is a DIE HARD fan of everything Action! From the glorious past to the thrilling future, John lives and breathes action!