1st teaser for French teen superhero epic that destroys New York

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Marc Bernardin
Dec 14, 2012

Who are The Prodigies, and why are they hell-bent on leveling Manhattan? Hopefully, the answer will come this March in a CG flick that makes Heroes look like Days of Our Lives.

Given that we're not paying super-close attention to France's movie release schedule, The Prodigies—hitting Gallic screens on March 9—totally flew under our radar. Which is too bad, because, judging by this teaser, it's totally bad-ass.

Directed by videogame veteran Antoine Charreyron, based on a 1981 novel by Bernard Lenteric, The Prodigies may look crudely animated—at least by Pixar standards—but the story feels suitably epic. Here's the official synopsis:

NYC, Central Park, 2010. Five young teenagers are violently assaulted. But they're not your average teenagers ... they're prodigies. The trauma of the assault incites them to lash out against the world in a cold and calculating way. The five chillingly brilliant minds come together to concoct a perfect revenge. The only person aware of the pending doom is Jimbo Farrar, a sixth prodigy, who has gathered them. As long as he fights against his five counterparts with all his might, there's hope for the world. But should he turn over to their side, it's only a matter of time before a disaster of apocalyptic proportions ensues...

There's no U.S. release date yet, but I wish Warner would get on the ball. Because I want to see this tout suite.

(via Slashfilm)

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