Take a look at the trailer that’s arrived for Occupation: Rainfall, an ambitious Aussie sci-fi sequel to 2018 film Occupation.
Written and directed by Luke Sparke, the film picks up two years into an intergalactic invasion of Earth where survivors in Sydney, Australia are fighting back in a desperate ground war. As casualties mount by the day, the resistance and their unexpected allies uncover a plot that could see the war come to a decisive end. With the alien invaders hell-bent on making Earth their new home, the race is on to save mankind.
Ken Jeong (Crazy Rich Asians, The Hangover Trilogy), Daniel Gillies (The Originals, Vampire Diaries), Dena Kaplan (Dance Academy), Dan Ewing (Love and Monsters), Temuera Morrison (Aquaman) and Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter) are among the cast members of the film, which certainly looks to be the type of genre blockbuster that isn’t produced independently in Australia often.
“I had lots of ideas for Occupation that I just couldn’t include on the available budget,” said Sparke. “With Rainfall I said from the get-go I’m going to write what I think the film needs, no matter how ambitious it is and then we’ll sit down and figure out how to make it happen – and what I wrote was huge. A sprawling film with so many action sequences, locations and set pieces. We announced it even before the first film was out, in a way telling the world that Australians can make big films like this. We have the capacity, the crews, the talent, to tell stories on a huge canvas and to get those big stories on screen.”
Monster Pictures is releasing Occupation: Rainfall in Australian cinemas, across over 120 screens, on January 28th, 2021.