1884 is an upcoming film by Terry Gilliam, a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, that has an undeniable Steampunk flair to it. The trailer below is precisely the sort of thing the Victorians would have imagined their future. The film will use animation, live-action puppets, CGI characters and the eyes and mouths of real actors.
As Variety says, it “imagines a film made in 1848 with steam power, narrating a tale of laughable imperialist derring-do and espionage set in a futuristic 1884, when Europe is at war, steam-powered cars fly in the sky and man has landed on the moon.”
I’m really excited about the prospects for this film. It seems perfectly whimsical and light-hearted… I can’t wait to see this put into full production.