The giant ants of the 1989 video game IT CAME FROM THE DESERT are coming back, thanks to director Marko Mäkilaakso, who took the helm of a film that functions not as a direct adaptation of the game but as a sequel to the events of the game.
If you ever played IT CAME FROM THE DESERT, you may know that the player assumes the role of
The film picks up more than sixty years later and pits the giant ants against a cast that includes Mark Arnold, Vanessa Grasse, Harry Lister Smith, Alex Mills, James Alper, Callum McGowan, Claudia Trujillo, Andrew Horton, Ross Ellis, and Michael Majalahti.
First announced in early 2015, Mäkilaakso's IT CAME FROM THE DESERT began filming in October of this year, and over the course of a month-long production schedule was shot on location in Almeria, Spain and Turku, Finland.
Release details are not yet available, but distribution deals have been secured in many territories around the globe.
I don't think I ever played IT CAME FROM THE DESERT myself, but the concept of giant ants going on a rampage is definitely appealing to me. This is a movie I will be checking out at the first opportunity.