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Origin Wars
Origin Wars starring Daniel McPherson  A young lieutenant working for an
  off-world military contractor defies
  orders and steals a shuttle to rescue his
  young daughter from the planet his
  superiors have deemed as dangerous
  and intend to annihilate, knowing he
  could well run out of time in the science
  fiction adventure movie Origin Wars...”

OFF-WORLD MILITARY CONTRACTOR EXOR initialises an horrific plan to destroy all life on a planet where they claim the prisoners of a large and brutal prison, Ovir Ultramax, are in possession of a virus which, if released, could have dire consequences, and they also insist there is a hostage situation that cannot be contained.

In truth EXOR is trying to cover up an appalling experiment that has created huge, terrifying creatures that pose a threat to mankind in the exciting science fiction movie set in the future in a time of interplanetary colonisation, Origin Wars.

An exciting and tense
sci-fi action movie —
highly watchable
and thoroughly
EXOR uses these beasts to subdue prisoners at Ovir Ultramax, which is overseen by a cold-blooded and sadistic warden Mourdain (Temuera Morrison: Star Wars Episodes 2 & 3; Once Were Warriors).

Lt Kane Sommerville (Daniel McPherson: The Shannara Chronicles) is horrified at the intention of destroying every living thing on the planet, especially as his eleven-year-old daughter Indi (Teagan Croft: Home and Away) lives in the capital city of Cyrus. He takes a shuttle and heads to the planet, determined to get her to safety.

Down on the surface Sy Lombrok (Kellan Lutz: The Twilight Saga), who was imprisoned for murder, has escaped with two friends and at first he is suspicious when he meets Kane, but when Kane tells him about a deep underground safety bunker laden with supplies where they would be safe from the coming devastation, Sy teams up with him.

Not everybody they meet is to be trusted, but eventually the two men enlist the help of unlikely duo Gyp (Isabel Lucas: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) and Bill (Luke Ford: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor), who have an armoured bus.

They have 22 hours to rescue Indi and get themselves to the safety of the bunker, facing both the savage creatures that now roam freely over the barren planet and attacks from armed shuttles from EXOR.

Time is ticking by and, with EXOR hot on their tails, Kane, Sy, Indi, Gyp and Bill race for safety. But will they all get there before the military contractor blows the entire place to kingdom come…

Origin Wars
is an exciting and tense science fiction action movie and, although it has its fair share of tragedy and is perhaps a touch tame compared to some action movies, is highly watchable and thoroughly enjoyable with searing aerial dog fights and notable special effects.

The setting has been described as fantastically realised with a wholly original universe. Filmed in Gladesville, Sydney, and in Coober Pedy, South Australia, special thanks include those to the Antakirinja Matu-Yankunyt Jatjara Aboriginal People.

Origin Wars also features: Rachel Griffiths as General Lynex; Bren Foster as Charles Kreat; and Grace Huang as Jandi.

Original Music Score is by Brian Cachia; Cinematography is by Carl Robertson, ACS; Story is by Brian Cachia and Shane Abbess; Producers are: Matthew Graham, Brett Thornquest, Sidonie Abbene and Shane Abbess; Co-Producer is Brian Cachia; Written and Directed by Shane Abbess (Infini; Gabriel).

* Origin Wars is released by Lionsgate UK on Digital Download on 17 July and DVD & Blu-ray in the UK on 24 July 2017. Extras: Q&A with Director Shane Abbess.

"Origin Wars is an exciting and tense science fiction action movie… highly watchable and thoroughly enjoyable"
**** Maggie Woods, MotorBar

"Star Wars meets Mad Max"
**** Live For Films