Comic book artist Kevin O'Neill is best known as the co-creator of Nemesis the Warlock and Marshal Law (with Pat Mills), and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (with Alan Moore). He joins Alex Fitch on stage to talk about his work, graphic novels and screen adaptations. Following the talk will be a rare chance to see the British cyberpunk classic HARDWARE on the big screen.
In a post-apocalyptic, nuclearscarred future the world has become radioactive; a neon drenched, industrial wasteland populated by the disenfranchised and the demented. Amidst the dust and decay of a poisoned landscape a "Zone Tripper" manages to salvage a disembodied robotic head. What is initially mistaken for discarded techno trash is in fact the remains of the M.A.R.K 13: a merciless killing machine programmed to activate, exhilarate and exterminate. After ending up in the isolated apartment of an introverted artist, the M.A.R.K 13 re-assembles itself for an eye gouging, chainsaw wielding, body drilling, skull-crushing rampage where no flesh shall be spared.
Inspired by O'Neill's 2000AD comic strip SHOK: Walter's Robo Tale and directed by Richard Stanley (Dust Devil), Hardware features a face-pounding soundtrack and appearances from twisted rock legends Iggy Pop, Motorhead's Lemmy and Fields of the Nephilim's Carl McCoy.
Hardware remains a highly original, mind melding, horror/sci-fi cult classic, so plug in, turn on, download and prepare to have your inner circuits pulled out and re-wired.
Official Website: http://www.sci-fi-london.com/festival/2009/programme/
Added by Craig Grobler on April 30, 2009