Search/Destroy: A Strontium Dog Fan Film, a terrific 2000AD fan film from the makers of the excellent Judge Minty, is now free to watch online.
The film had an early premiere at the 2000AD 40th Anniversary event in London earlier this year, but this is of course the final cut with all the visual effects in place.
Announced last March, Matthew Simpson plays Johnny Alpha in the film and Kevin Horsham plays companion Wulf Sternhammer, directed by Steven Sterlacchini and Steve Green.
First created for Starlord comic by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra in 1978, Strontium Dog became part of the world of 2000AD when the two titles merged. Back in 2014, Judge Minty Director of Photography and Digital Imagery Steve Green said John Wagner, gave his public support to Judge Minty from the outset, asked the team if they would do a Strontium Dog film at the 2013 Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
From start to finish, it’s a terrific piece of work that should keep some of you waiting for Mega City One to go into production happy for a while. The cast are great, the action sequences, delivered as they are on a tight budget, impressive, especially the Western-style gun fight early in the film.
For me, this is a super taster of what a Johnny Alpha series or film could offer. Well worth a watch!
• For more information visit www.strontiumdogfanfilm.com
Search/Destroy: A Strontium Dog Fan Film is an unofficial NOT FOR PROFIT project.
Strontium Dog™ Rebellion A/S, © Rebellion A/S, All rights reserved. Based on the work of Carlos Ezquerra, John Wagner and Alan Grant
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.