By: John M Jerva
With the big news that the Skylines franchise is continuing on with the fourth installment Skylines: Radial, we’ve got some more news on another sci-fi franchise that is quietly taking over the genre market.
With the success of the films Occupation and it’s recent sequel Occupation Rainfall, we’ve got word that the franchise is getting bigger with the announcement of not one film but two more films on the horizon. Titled Occupation Rainfall: Chapter 2 and Occupation Rainfall: Chapter 3, filmmaker Luke Sparke is doubling down on two more entries that will promise more alien and military combat action for genre films.
Chapter 2 is getting some serious new firepower added to its cast in that Jeremy Piven (Entourage) Casper Van Dien (Starship Troppers), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica), Liam McIntyre (Spartacus) and Danny Trejo (Machete) are all signed on to appear in the next film.
They join a returning cast from the previous film that includes Jason Isaacs, Jet Tranter, Dan Ewing, Zac Garred, Charles Mesure, and Dena Kaplan. There will be additional casting announcements closer to the start of production. Sparke will once again write and direct the second and third film like has with the other two.
The next two films will film back to back in Australia and will utilize a custom built LED volume stage. Cameras are set to roll in the third quarter of this year.
Carly Sparke and Carmel Imrie will serve as producers on the films along with Alex Becconsall, Zac Garred, and Liam McIntyre as co-producers. Executive producers will consist of Executive Producers are Clay Epstein, Geoff Imrie and Luke Sparke.
Aside from the Skylines franchise, this one is one of my favorite indie sci-fi action films and deliver big budget spectacle, visuals and set pieces on limited budgets. If you haven’t checked out the Occupation films, do yourself a favor and watch ‘em now.
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In the meantime, check out the trailers for the first two films and see what you’re missing below!
Source: Cinema Australia