G-LOC, a new Lionsgate sci-fi film from writer/director Tom Paton named for the loss of consciousness induced by intense g-forces, is taking genre fans out of this world. The film — that looks somewhere between The Expanse, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Nightflyers — boasts an impressive cast including Stephen Moyer (True Blood), Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers), Tala Gouveia, and John Rhys-Davies (the Indiana Jones and Lord of the Rings franchises) as it tells the story of humanity's dire futuristic fate.
"Human beings don't change," the first look at the film warns. However, that doesn't really apply to the plight of Earth. The residents of our home world are jumping ship, looking elsewhere after the planet starts to become uninhabitable — the only problem is the humans who made it off-world first. It's a tight story with plenty of spaceship drama and action, and a touching relevance to today.
SYFY WIRE has the exclusive debut the film's first trailer:
"No change happens without some sacrifice," says Rhys-Davies' character, Henry. Sacrifice might not even be on the menu, as the trailer showcases conspiracies from the inside, including an onboard bomb a la Dark Star and some combat between crewmates. Bran (Moyer) has headed through The Gate above Earth to settle on Rhea, but this interstellar refugee isn't met with open arms. His unlikely team-up with Ohsha (Gouveia) forges a new path for humanity ... and their spacefaring future.
Fans looking to learn more about the film can check out G-LOC's San Diego Comic-Con at Home panel, which will be hosted by this reporter and feature Paton, Moyer, Van Dien, Gouveia, and Rhys-Davies. The panel drops on July 25 at 5 p.m. PT on the official SDCC YouTube.
G-LOC hits DVD, Digital, and On Demand on Aug. 11.