Plot: In the late 21st century, a subculture of humans have emerged who have been modified genetically by a vampire-like
disease, giving them enhanced speed, strength and intelligence, and because they are set apart from ordinary "healthy" humans,
societal riffs push the world to the brink of worldwide civil war between the human government and the enhanced diseased populace.
Caught in the middle is one such infected woman, Violet (Jovovich), who finds herself protecting a nine-year-old boy, Six
(Bright), who has been marked for death. (Plot info taken from DarkHorizons.com)
Milla Jovovich (Violet), Cameron Bright (Six), Nick Chinlund (Daxus),
William Fichtner (Garth), Sebastien Andrieu, Ida Martin, Ricardo Mamood, Jennifer Caputo, Duc Luu, Digger Mesch, David Collier,
Robert Alonzo, Abraham Boyd, Katarina Jancula, Ryan Martin, Pete Spurrier, Russell Wait
Written and Directed by Kurt Wimmer
Budget: $30 Million
Filming Locations: Hong Kong, Shanghai- China
Filming Dates: Feb 9, 2004 to June 15, 2004
Release Date: 3-3-2006 (North America), pushed back a week from 2-24.
Studio: Screen Gems/ Sony Pictures
Official Movie web site: http://sonypictures.com/movies/ultraviolet/index.html
Useful links to all info on Ultraviolet:
"Ultraviolet took twenty years off my life."- Kurt Wimmer
Kurt Wimmer impressed sci-fi and action fans with the sci-fi action film Equilibrium. Equilibrium was little seen in theaters
due to Dimension Films poor treatment, but the film found an audience on DVD and a web site was born that takes a look at
Equilibrium and Wimmer's next film, Ultraviolet. Reviews from test screenings suggest that the action sequences in Ultraviolet
are just as good as the ones in Equilibrium. Also having Milla Jovovich starring in Ultraviolet is a plus. Milla has also
starred in both Resident Evil films and The Fifth Element. Given the push behind Ultraviolet, it will be easy for the movie
to gain a following and make more money than Equilibrium ever did. Rumor has it that the studio has pulled Wimmer from editing
the film and they're making cuts to his PG-13 cut. Despite how good or bad the script or final cut of the movie, the action
scenes are having sci-fi fans buzzing.
"Milla is unbelievable. She has an inner torque, she is a super hero. I don't think anyone could have played her part better
than she did, she was unbelievable, just like in Joan Of Arc," William Fichtner comments on working with Milla on Ultraviolet.
For more on William Fichtner comments:
Kurt Wimmer Q&A coverage:
article is (c)1-20-2006 David Blackwell. Revised on 3-4-2006. The article is based on info from various
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