IT CAME FROM THE DESERT

By Marko MAKILAAKSO

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Action/Adventure - Completed 2015

IT CAME FROM THE DESERT is a motocross action film with giant ants. The film is inspired by a cult video game from 80's made by Cinemaware.

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Berlin European Film Market (EFM) 2018
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure, Science-fiction, Horror
    • Countries
    • FINLAND
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Marko MAKILAAKSO
    • Writer(s)
    • Marko MAKILAAKSO, Hank WOON JR., Trent HAAGA
    • Producer(s)
    • Bob PORTAL, Teemu VIRTA
    • Synopsis
    • A pulpy, action monster movie, inspired by Cinemaware’s cult 1980s video game "It Came from the Desert". A nostalgic tribute to creature features from the 1950’s, It Came From The Desert features rival motocross heroes and heroines, kegger parties in the desert, secret underground military bases, romantic insecurities…and of course giant ants!

      Marko Mäkilaakso (War of the Dead) directed and co-wrote with Hank Woon (Age of Dinosaurs) and Trent Haaga (68 Kill).

      Finland’s Roger! Pictures partnered with US-based legendary game developer Cinemaware to produce a motion picture adaptation of the classic 80’s game It Came From the Desert.

      Roger’s Teemu Virta and Alliance Media Partners (AMP) produced the film with the support of the Finnish Film Foundation. Tero Kaukomaa (Iron Sky 1 & 2) and Raven Banner’s James Fler, Andrew Hunt, Annick Mahnert and Michael Paszt executive produced.
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