Cities such as Hamburg, Cologne, Berlin, Pforzheim, Kassel and dozens more had already been destroyed. But the first indication of what might be in store for Dresden came on the night of March 28 to 29 in the northern German city of Luebeck. Hundreds of bombers dropped 25, incendiaries on the city's militarily unimportant old town, famous for its centuries old Hanseatic architecture, starting a firestorm and killing people. But it wasn't just practice that made horrifically perfect in the case of Allied air raids. Once they realized that fire was a more effective method of doing damage to German cities than explosives, all research began focusing on the creation of firestorms from the air.
In , the US government contracted architect Erich Mendelsohn, an immigrant from Germany, to build exact duplicates of German houses -- complete with identical wood and building materials -- in the Dugway Proving Ground in the desert of Utah.
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AFP Many of the thousands of dead were burned on the city's central square after the bombing raid. All voice cast announced so far have committed to Firestorm, but of course their appearance in the pilot is subject to their availability and other factors beyond our control. The Firestorm series produced in Japan in was heavily adapted for the Japanese market, and produced in anime - a style which limited its potential success in the Western market, and was of course voiced in Japanese.
For the new Firestorm project, we are reverting back to Gerry Anderson's original scripts, series bible and story outlines. We're also using a team that Gerry would have used himself, and using techniques that are entwined with the Gerry Anderson universe. We couldn't make it much more of a genuine Gerry Anderson production without the great man himself being at the helm.
We're very lucky to have the blessing of those involved with the original production in Japan, as well as being rights owners of the new series. That means nobody else can interfere with what we're doing. Like Gemini Force One - we're able to keep this project pure and true to Gerry's original vision. Our rewards will be produced and despatched in We're aware that some of you may wish to purchase additional items as gifts for friends, or as extra items for yourself. To help with this - at the end of the campaign - backers will receive an email from BackerKit.
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BackerKit allows you manage your backer rewards, and allows backers to add individual items to rewards packages. If you have any questions about the rewards, additions, or changes, then please message us during the campaign. We're here and we're listening! Anderson Entertainment have already spent a considerable amount on development to get Firestorm to its current state.
This means that we are ready to enter pre-production immediately at the end of the funding period. The graphic below shows estimates of how funds raised during the campaign will be spent, but whatever happens, we will use the funds to make the best possible pilot episode we can. From experience with last year's Gemini Force One project we know how powerful an influence a really successful Kickstarter project can be for a Gerry Anderson idea!
After Gemini Force One was successfully funded, we were able to sign a global 3-book publishing deal with Orion - and that was due almost entirely to the incredible support the project received from Gerry Anderson fans all over the world. Firestorm will be no different. It's our hope that through sheer weight of numbers and a public show of support we will be able to show financiers, distributors and TV execs all over the world that a new Gerry Anderson TV show will be overwhelmingly popular - and will entertain new generations of viewers for decades to come.
Once the campaign has ended you can keep up to date with progress via the backers-only production blog, the Firestorm page on the Gerry Anderson website, and Jamie Anderson's blog. A few members of our crew are very busy, and so their availability may be an issue depending on timing. They've all very kindly agreed to do their best to fit this project in if they are busy on other projects, but if they are unavailable they will be replaced by another, equally skilled and talented industry professional. As such our cast and crew are correct at the time of publication but may change.
As with all projects of this nature, it is possible that there could be some delays during pre-production, which could have an impact on delivery times for the minisode and associated rewards. We'll keep all of our backers up to date, and do everything we can to minimise delays. However we're confident in our abilities to deliver after the successful funding and completion of our Kickstarter project Gemini Force One.
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ. Only available! Your face will feature in a sequence of photos of "known Black Orchid operatives" on the main screen of Ocean Storm during the minisode. You'll also receive a signed copy of the minisode storyboard, a printed minisode script, a signed film-style Firestorm poster by Eric Chu, a copy of the minisode storyboard, a Firestorm backer's t-shirt, and your name on the credits of the minisode, as well as a Kickstarter backers exclusive collectible Firestorm patch, enamel pin badge, and a set of 3 vehicle postcards and 3 character postcards, a DVD of the minisode filled with extra features and special content, a digital download of the completed minisode and a PDF version of the script, together with ongoing access to the backers-only production blog.
Spend the day at the studio with the effects team and see the entire effects shot take place. You or a loved one can join Firestorm!
With this once in a lifetime opportunity - you will become the inspiration for one of the puppet characters in the series - your or your loved one's face will be immortalised as the inspiration for one of the lead cast, we'll also use your name subject to agreement from the production team - in case your name is too similar to existing characters etc when the show goes to a series, a crew t-shirt, a signed copy of the minisode storyboard, a printed minisode script, a signed film-style Firestorm poster by Eric Chu, a copy of the minisode storyboard, a Firestorm backer's t-shirt, and your name on the credits of the minisode, as well as a Kickstarter backers exclusive collectible Firestorm patch, enamel pin badge, and a set of 3 vehicle postcards and 3 character postcards, a DVD of the minisode filled with extra features and special content, a digital download of the completed minisode and a PDF version of the script, together with ongoing access to the backers-only production blog.
A signed copy of the minisode storyboard, a printed minisode script, a signed film-style Firestorm poster by Eric Chu, a copy of the minisode storyboard, a Firestorm backer's t-shirt, and your name on the credits of the minisode, as well as a Kickstarter backers exclusive collectible Firestorm patch, enamel pin badge, and a set of 3 vehicle postcards and 3 character postcards, a DVD of the minisode filled with extra features and special content, a digital download of the completed minisode and a PDF version of the script, together with ongoing access to the backers-only production blog.
Sep 30, - Nov 2, 33 days. Share this project Done. Tweet Share Email. Gerry Anderson's Firestorm - Filmed in Ultramarionation. Continuing the work of Gerry Anderson, Firestorm is a new science fiction series utilising puppetry, miniatures and practical effects! Jamie Anderson. Share this project. The equipment and personnel carrier Tornado delivers its cargo. An early sculpt of one of the heroes - Sam Scott.
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Will he get rescued? Nick now has but he has started to feel loyalty to his new environment, and to the money. Picking up some time after the events in the first movie, Sean Lau is now the Commissioner of Police after the successful rescue operation. However, things turn bad when his wife and When a terrorist who specializes in explosives takes hold of an underground tunnel, he threatens to kill hostages if his demands are not met.
A stockbroker working with a crime syndicate is hurt in a car accident while attempting to evade a surveillance operative. This is a story about the biggest financial fraud attempted in Hong Kong, directed at the Government of Hong Kong and involved all 7 million Hong Kong citizens A storm is heading to the city, and with it comes another occurrence so destructive, it vows to bring down everything it touches.
A crew of seasoned criminals led by the notorious Nam Hu Jun , armed with high-powered weapons, pulls off another smooth and violent armored car heist in broad daylight in a crowded street. Whoever tries to get in their way, they will show no mercy. This puts the police force to shame and humiliation. A hardboiled senior police inspector Lui Andy Lau , hot on the trails of Nam and his tight crew, determines to put an end to this madness that causes the lives of innocent people.
But he soon comes face to face with the cruel reality that the usual police tactics are too futile to send these armed thieves behind bars. Extreme crime requires extreme justice, even if it means crossing his moral line. Tou Lam Ka Tung , an ex-con desperate to leave his criminal past behind, volunteers to be Lui's snitch in exchange for a fresh start with his girlfriend Bing Written by Production.
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I watched the action film Firestorm on a boiling hot day, hoping a movie about a massive storm on the verge of infringing upon Hong Kong might cool me down. Out of all the Chinese movies I have recently had the pleasure of watching, not only is Firestorm the most disappointing, it is almost incredibly unique, in that by the conclusion of the feature, I was bored to death - by the sheer wealth of explosions.
Police Inspector Lui portrayed by the always entertaining Mr. Andy Lau is a brilliant member of the Hong Kong police, who unfortunately finds himself in the middle of an escalating horrific situation. Not only is he trapped in the middle of a deranged action film, he has to contend with two forces: a storm, that threatens to turn Hong Kong inside out, and a crew of criminals hard pressed to do the same, who are led by the ruthless Cao Jun Hu.
At the same time, Shing Gordon Lam , a convict recently released from prison, is trying his best to be the man his beautiful girlfriend Yin Yao Chen has been waiting patiently for. With a direct connection to Cao's crew, it's no surprise that Lui and he eventually cross paths, as the police inspector comes to realize that usual police tactics will inevitably fail to bring justice. Cao's crew, who at first glance appear to be thieves, are painted as murderous psychopaths. There is little background regarding their motives, and their unrelenting slaughter of civilians feels more like a slasher film with guns rather than an in-depth police drama.
This same lacking characterization applies to every individual in the movie, including Lui. Although Mr. Lau has proved time and time again he is a brilliant actor, his character is eventually also pulled into the relentless shoot 'em up, spending more than half the film on the ground after being shot, punched, or blown away by one of many explosions that occupies the plot.
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Although horrific tragedies do take place, which lead Lui down a questionable path, even in these moments, the audience, despite acknowledging the horror of the event, cannot become emotionally involved, because by the end, the characters remain a collection of total strangers. What's more, Lui's actions, which begin to blur the line between good and rogue have little affect on his character, who doesn't seem to care that the rules he swore to obey might very well be thrown out the window. In the midst of the insanity, there are a couple of beautiful moments that show how family is not just those related by blood, but these are so fleeting, they are barely rememberable.
Furthermore, although there are several great fight scenes, alongside a number of explosions that continuously look superb, these blur together overtime, and by the trigger happy conclusion, I was left shaking my head in disbelief, wondering what the point to any of it was. A scene involving white doves is surely a tribute to revered action director John Woo, however the fact there's several dozen of them is outrageously over the top, which clearly reflects the entirety of this production.
The strongest moments in the film often involve the arguments between Shing and Yin, where emotions run high and heartbreak and violence is potentially just a moment away. But the film fails to capitalize on the talents of the actors portraying these characters, or this sub-plot, that infrequently appears, and if the creator's had spent less time on the action, and attempted to stretch the back-story of each of the leads, this would have made for a far more effective story.
By the end, there's a storm alright - it's just not the one we were promised. Start your free trial. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! IMDb More. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. Release Dates. Official Sites. Company Credits.