Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter will be the opening night film at the 2016 Action on Film Festival. Staring Tracy Birdsall, Director Neil Johnson’s science fiction film is set in a distant future where robots have developed an intelligence of their own and, as they do, decided to wipe humankind out. They can apparently download people’s memories, and matters have reached a state where the only real hope is a distant weapon that could potentially wipe out all robot minds at once–if it exists. Many of the fighters doubt that there is such a thing at all, and the heroine is actively discouraged from going in search of it.
The following is a behind-the-scenes making-of clip as the director and Tracy Birdsall describe the difficulty of preparing for and acting in a role that required such emotional commitment and drama.
The trailer shows some promise as an all-out action film, with Birdsall demonstrating incredible athleticism in her roll. One of the major characters claims to be a “pleasure bot,” which is running straight into familiar trope territory. On the other hand, it is good to see a woman as the hero in the action film, and it does appear that the robots themselves are not quite as monolithic as they would have everyone believe.
What do you think? Planning on seeing it?
Synopsis for Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter
Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter is a science fiction film set in the distant future depicting the overthrow of humanity by artificial intelligence on Earth and other worlds.
Starring alongside Birdsall are William Kircher (The Hobbit), Daz Crawford (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Stephen Manley (Star Trek III), Marilyn Ghiggliotti (Clerks), Livvy Stubenrauch (Disney’s Frozen), Tim McGrath, Ashley Park, Aaron Jacques, Marc Hawes, Tony Gibbons, Michael Scott Martin, and Charles Beck.
Tickets to the premiere are now available here
Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter was produced by Empire Motion Pictures and Pacific Coast Entertainment.