It Came from the Desert was a 1980s classic video game about a young rebellious Buzz and his old ant-expert professor Doc who have seven days to try to find a way to stop the invasion of hyper-intelligent mind-controlling mutated ants led by monstrous AntMind on their small desert town and save the world. This likable game had its hordes of fans more than 3 decades ago, but now it is becoming a full feature film. It is stated that the movie It Came from the Desert (2017) will keep the original video game story and also will add some extra characters and action to complete the final plot.
The direction duties fall upon Marko Mäkilaakso, who also has the position of co-writer together with Hank Woon Jr. and Trent Haaga. Finland-born Mäkilaakso debuted in direction with War of the Dead (2011) and has been quite active in various filmmaking tasks especially for TV products since the very early 2000s.
It Came from the Desert (2017) is currently in post-production. The film is starred by Mark Arnold, Claudia Trujillo, Vanessa Grasse, Harry Lister Smith, James Alper and Alex Mills among others. The release date is expected to be sometime in 2017, although it is still unknown if it will be a straight to video launching or it will open in some theaters. For the moment, here we have the first official trailer and poster for the film.
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