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Alien Rising Distracts and Nothing Else: A Movie Review

*full disclosure: an online screener of this film was provided by Breaking Glass Pictures. Director: Dana Schroeder. Writers: Michael Todd and Kenny Yakkel. Cast: Lance Henriksen, Amy Hathaway, John Savage, Brian Krause and Dave Vescio. Alien Rising is a sci-fi thriller, from director Dana Schroeder (Lost Soul). Previously titled Gemini Rising, this title was completed in 2013 and it is set to be released in 2015. Alien Rising is very CGI heavy and the film's believability suffers. Whole sets are completely constructed in post-production and the results look very poor. Starring Lance Henriksen and Amy Hathaway, Alien Rising is an indie sci-fi title that is more miss than hit. The story's logline sounds good. Alien research, involving telepathy, takes place in a volcano. But, the film is not as great as its premise. Instead, the film brings in an unneeded female protagonist, who is not really part of the research. She is
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Alien Rising Launches an Attack on Earth January 20th, 2015 through DVD

Tagline: "They are here. They are real." In 2011, Alien Rising was just finishing post-production. Since 2011, the film has been completed and released through Video-on-demand (Dec. 2nd, 2014). Now, the film is getting set to release on DVD on January 20th, 2015 and the official artwork and trailer have been released for this sci-fi thriller. Alien Rising stars Lance Henriksen (The Terminator), Brian Krause ("Charmed"), John Savage (The Deer Hunter) and Amy Hathaway. Release details for the film are hosted here. The film begins, where all films should begin, under a volcano. Here, a rogue colonel is creating an army of robotic soldiers. As well, Colonel Cencula (Henriksen) is conducting illicit research, which could lead to everyone's destruction. The film's DVD artwork shows one of those experiments. A creature looms on the left hand side, in red. Meanwhile, Cencula looks to have plans for Earth, which lies below. All of the b-movie madness
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Watch: Millennium and Alien actor Lance Henriksen in first trailer for sci-fi thriller Gemini Rising

Best known for starring in TV series Millennium and three films in the Alien franchise, Lance Henriksen is back in the genre for new project Gemini Rising.

The film explores the possibilities of alien technology when used by the wrong people.

An underground experiment on Earth uses technology found in an extraterrestrial spaceship to create an army of drones.

Director Dana Schroeder's sci-fi thriller centres on Colonel Cencula (Henriksen) whose plans going awry when an agent decides to foil the plot.

Lisa Morgan (Amy Hathaway) hopes to intervene before disaster arises. Meanwhile, other characters are caught in the Colonel's path of destruction, including a brainwashed doctor played by Dave Vescio.

The first trailer for Gemini Rising has now been issued, with the film said to be more along the lines of Kill Bill and the Manchurian Candidate than any obvious sci-fi films.

Official synopsis

Lisa Morgan is an ex-homeland
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A Trailer Lands for Sci-Fi Thriller Gemini Rising

The first trailer and a few stills from sci-fi thriller Gemini Rising, starring Lance Henriksen and Amy Hathaway, have been released by Pathfinder Productions. Check out fan favorite Henriksen as rogue Colonel Cencula.

From the Press Release:

Gemini Rising explores the possibilities of alien technology when used by the wrong people. In the darkness of space an alien spacecraft is discovered. An underground experiment back on Earth uses this technology to create an army of drones. Director Dana Schroeder’s sci-fi thriller brings both humanity and nefarious plans together in the film’s first trailer.

In the trailer Colonel Cencula (Lance Henriksen) finds his plans going awry when an agent decides to foil the plot. Lisa Morgan (Amy Hathaway) hopes to intervene before disaster arises. Meanwhile other characters are caught in the Colonel’s path of destruction, including a brainwashed doctor played by Dave Vescio.

The director is Dana Schroeder,
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First trailer and poster for sci-fi thriller ‘Gemini Rising’

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Pathfinder Productions have released the first trailer for sci-fi thriller Gemini Rising which stars Lance Henriksen, Amy Hathaway, Brian Krause, John Savage, Dave Vescio and Art Evans, and comes from director Dana Schroeder (Lost Soul). Check out the official synopsis:

Lisa Morgan is an ex-homeland security agent and highly competent martial artist who gets drawn into the nefarious plans of the egomaniacal Colonel Cencula. He runs a top secret research facility, buried in an extinct volcano on an uncharted tropical island. Cencula plans to use Alien technology to build an army of drone soldiers. Our heroine becomes an unwitting accomplice to the rogue Colonel’s plans until she discovers the true nature of the research. She must stop him from succeeding at all cost.

Exploring the possibilities of alien technology when used by the wrong people, Gemini Rising sees an underground experiment use alien technology to create an army of drones here on Earth.
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Travel to Deep Space with this Trailer for Gemini Rising

Gemini Rising is a new sci-fi thriller starring Lance Henriksen (Aliens), Amy Hathaway (Joyride) and Dave Vescio (House of Flesh Mannequins). The film takes place partially in deep space and also on Earth. Alien technology has given a ruthless Colonel (Henriksen) too much power. Now, he is using an alien being and its knowledge to develop science for warfare. All of this can be seen in the film's first official trailer. The clip is below and fans can expect partially computer generated imagery and action scenes. A release date is still to be announced, but fans of film can take a look at the shadowy alien and the characters inside. Director: Dana Schroeder. Producers: Peter Tunney, Fabian Winkelmann, Cyril O’Reilly and John Rogers. Cast: Lance Henriksen, Amy Hathaway, Brian Krause, John Savage, Dave Vescio and Art Evans. The film's trailer is here: The film's fan page is below: Gemini Rising
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Lance Henriksen Will Save us from Gemini Rising

Aliens. Lance Henriksen. A cute blonde. A definite “Prometheus” vibe? Well, an attempt to ape a “Prometheus’” vibe, anyway. Hey, they were on a tight budget, I’m sure they did the best they could. Still, Lance Henriksen is a pretty interesting cat, and “Gemini Rising” doesn’t look too bad. I’m not saying it’s gonna be “Prometheus 2″, mind you, but you know, budgets and all that. Check out the trailer, won’t you? Lisa Morgan is an ex-homeland security agent and highly competent martial artist who gets drawn into the nefarious plans of the egomaniacal Colonel Cencula. He runs a top secret research facility, buried in an extinct volcano on an uncharted tropical island. Cencula plans to use Alien technology to build an army of drone soldiers. Our heroine becomes an unwitting accomplice to the rogue Colonel’s plans until she discovers the true nature of the research.
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Gemini Rising Stars Lance Henriksen in a Space Odyssey

Some early details are emerging from space on the new sci-fi film Gemini Rising. Lance Henricksen will star and this feature is about discovery, as a Nasa crew find alien technology on an abandoned ship. Shooting has already taken place for this production and Gemini Rising will release late in 2011. So, prepare to see something out of this world, with more cast and crew details on this film below.

The plot outline for Gemini Rising is here:

"During a deep space mission, Nasa crew discover a derelict alien craft, entombed in the darkness of space. The astronauts make a startling discovery, an extraterrestrial being, comatose but alive, and a strange bioengineered pod" (Gemini).

Release Date: Q4 2011.

Director: Dana Schroeder.

Writers: Michael Todd, and Kenny Yakkel.

Producers: John Rogers, Steven Ameche, and Mark Butler.

Cast: Lance Henriksen, Amy Hathaway, John Savage, Brian Krause, Dave Vescio, Anthony Vitale, Art Evans, James MacPherson,
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