STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Dec 4th, 2019
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden was regarded as a surprise gem of the year by many a critic when it was released December 2018. Cabinet Entertainment blessed the film makers of Stellarvoid, Standard Film Team and Strym Media to produce an official live-action film based on the ‘Mutant’ universe. The fan film promises a very Swedish post-apocalyptic landscape inhabited by survivors, stalkers and mutants. A bigger project is currently under development to continue the story. Together with game publisher Funcom, the 1-year anniversary celebrated by a hefty sale on the official website www.mutantyearzero.com.
The Mutant official fan film, created by the Swedish film production companies Stellarvoid, Standard Film Team and Strym Media was made on a shoe-string budget. Screenwriter and director Albin Glasell describes making the film as a dream come true.
“I grew up on post-apocalyptic games and films, but the world of Mutant always stood out,” says the short film director. “There is something about the atmosphere, the humor and the characters you encounter which really makes Mutant unique. You can definitely call the making of this movie a passion project for me, but in all fairness, it has been a passion project for the entire crew. Everyone has gone above and beyond, and I hope it shows on screen,” says Glasell.
The Mutant franchise dates back to the 1980s, with the release of the tabletop role-playing game of the same name. Last year came the first video game adaption, critically acclaimed Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden. It was initially launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but has since then also been released on Nintendo Switch. The expansion Seed of Evil was released July 31st, 2019.
ABOUT STELLARVOID – Stellarvoid is a film production company with a wholehearted focus on creating fantastic genre films in Swedish. Stellarvoid have previously produced the short films ‘In the Gap’ and ‘That Which Lingered’. For more information, please visit www.stellarvoid.com.
ABOUT FUNCOM – Funcom is an independent developer and publisher of online games for PC and consoles. Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track-record of more than twenty released games. Titles include ‘Conan Exiles‘, ‘Secret World Legends, ‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’, ‘The Longest Journey’, ‘Anarchy Online’, ‘The Park’, and ‘Dreamfall: The Longest Journey’. Funcom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker FUNCOM.
ABOUT CABINET – The Cabinet group consists of Cabinet Entertainment, a tv/film financing and production company, as well as Cabinet Licensing, a consumer products division which manages and develops global entertainment franchises in all forms of media, including motion picture, television, and the gaming, publishing and toy/collectibles industries.