Wednesday, May 27, 2009

First Squad Update

I'm sure you all remember my first post about First Squad.

Well, apparently it was shown at the Cannes Marche du Film, and to celebrate they gave us a new trailer. Check it out RIGHT NOW:

EDIT: It sounds like the story is based very loosely on some Soviet propaganda YA novels. Now that's pretty awesome.

SECOND EDIT: After spending quite a bit of time trying to hunt down the novels mentioned in the interview, this is the best I could do. It's called "Young Guard," not "Pioneer Heroes" like in the interview, but the content sounds very similar. Still, the interview says that the stories were popular in the 80's, and "Young Guard" was published in 1947, so I can't really say if I'm on the right track.

1 comment:

bluefish said...

It would be infinitely better if it wasn't about teenagers (like all anime seems to be, where the 'mature brooding hero' is maybe sixteen), but your comment about the "pioneer" novels for young adults makes it a bit better.