There’s a new Steampunk inspired film that’s been in development since 2008 and currently in post-production entitled Thelomeris. Starring Mark Hamill (of Star Wars fame) it’s about a clockworks factory that churns out endless product made by slave labor, and it’s got a dark, steamy feel to it in parts. Here’s the trailer:
I’ve seen and read dystopian Steampunk before, but admittedly my enjoyment of this vein is few and far between (but, by no means impossible). Call me a heretic all you want, but I didn’t find The Difference Machine to be all that compelling. I love how Steampunk can be almost embarrassingly optimistic in its presentation. But! This film does look like it has promise. Scheduled for release sometime this year, I’m definitely hoping it gets released soon so I can take a peek at it. Who knows, another good example of Steampunk in film might just be waiting for us.