One of the most common complaints about the movie industry is that the majority of the films getting released contain not a shred of originality and feel more like assembly line products than anything approaching entertainment that a person with an I.Q. larger than double digits can enjoy without feeling the need to injure the nearest house pet. Every year Hollywood talent agencies compile a “Blacklist” of the best screenplays making the rounds at studios and not getting made, and on occasion some of those scripts manage to make it to the big screen. Entire books have been written about great scripts that sat on the shelf for years for various reasons that defy all manner of logical thought.
Yet despite all this it is still possible for a movie about a killer car to be made, and for that movie to be called Super Hybrid. And because it is possible, it has happened; a movie called Super Hybrid has been made.
You can watch the trailer and several clips from the film below this article.
The official synopsis of Super Hybrid, according to IMDB:
Late one night, a mysterious car is brought into the Chicago police impound garage after a deadly traffic accident. The on-call mechanics soon discover the car has a mind of its own. With hundreds of horsepower and two tons of reinforced steel at its command, it’s a seemingly unstoppable killing machine capable of outrunning — and outwitting — humans.
Eric Valette, the French director of Malefique and the 2008 remake of One Missed Call, called the shots behind the camera on this one. Benjamin Carr, best known for churning out scripts for a ton of direct-to-video schlock for Charles Band’s Full Moon Entertainment, as well as the Hellraiser sequel, Deader, and the 2001 remake of Thirteen Ghosts, wrote the screenplay. The cast features Oded Fehr (Resident Evil: Apocalypse), Shannon Becker (American Pie Presents Beta House), Ryan Kennedy (The Invisible), Melanie Papalia (Postal), and Adrien Dorval (The Chronicles of Riddick).
Judging from the trailer and clips the action seems primarily isolated in the impound garage and features some rather horrible CGI effects, which aren’t helped at all by the director’s decision to use the Red One digital camera. I don’t know. This could be a great silly movie that would be ideally served up with a few greasy burritos and a six-pack of Molson Ice, or it could be a ludicrous waste of time.
Super Hybrid will be released to DVD and Blu-Ray on August 23 courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment.
“If it can bleed, it can die. We’re going to kill it!” Someone’s been watching Predator lately.