the last savage
THE LAST SAVAGE: Peep The Enticing Details And Preliminary Art For ‘Beyond Skyline’ Helmer’s Latest Endeavor
Here’s something to ponder this weekend: What lies ahead for Beyond Skyline director Liam O’Donnell with his next adventure? Such is cause to bring attention to The Last Savage for which O’Donnell’s script was one of the three main winners during the IFFAM Project Market late last year curated by Todd Brown.
The synopsis alone reads plentily of what looks to be as spectacular a jungle survival revenge thriller that may very well read your mind of familiar movie titles before long. The director’s own statement at the time also lends to that very notion next to the following premise and needless to say, if you’re of my mind, I already know that you know you want this movie too.
A cataclysmic flood leaves a boy stranded on a remote island where he’s raised by a family of tigers into Buas, a lethal savage. But Peyton, a high-tech hunter arrives and kills his adopted family before bringing the captured Buas to The Rig, an overpopulated steel island built atop drowned skyscrapers. There, Buas is forced to fight against surgically enhanced gladiators in a deadly arena. Trained by Carver, a legendary warrior gone rogue, and Mel, a brash street racer, Buas must navigate the post-apocalyptic underworld to gain his freedom, get his revenge, and ultimately secure the future of mankind’s survival.
While filming Beyond Skyline in Indonesia, I was incredibly inspired by the fierce spirit of its people and the fight to preserve its unique wildlife and habitats. The result is The Last Savage, a cinematic love letter to the pulp adventures of Tarzan, the post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max, and the vicious beauty of the martial art Silat. My goal is to synthethize these influences into a riveting adventure with heart that explores the depths and endurance of the human spirit. It is my greatest hope that the character of Buas becomes an international action icon for years to come.
Provided official announcements pending, O’Donnell may be rejoined by Beyond Skyline producer Matthew Chausse for the film which was presented by Lizhi Chen, producer at Hairun Pictures – one of the IFFAM Project Market Sponsors. Part of the presentation was the artwork which you can view below!