Giant ant movie It Came from the Desert gets a trailer

Last Updated on July 31, 2021

It Came from the Desert

The video game adaptation IT CAME FROM THE DESERT is a project we've been following for over two years now, but it has been making progress over that time, and the latest update is a huge step forward – a trailer has arrived online to give us a look at the giant ant mayhem director Marko Makilaakso is bringing our way.

IT CAME FROM THE DESERT serves as a sequel to a 1989 video game that was itself a throwback to the creature features of the 1950s, with the 1954 giant ant classic THEM! being the most obvious source of inspiration. In the game, 

the player assumes the role of Dr. Greg Bradley, who comes to remote Lizard Breath, Nevada on June 1st, 1951. As a geologist, he wants to study a recent site of a meteor crash somewhere in the desert south-west of the small town. Early in the game, he learns that the radiation of the meteor has enlarged a local ant population to an enormous size. However, few take his observations seriously. Worried that the ants will soon mate and spread, he must work against a ticking clock and devise a plan to stop the ants from terrorizing the world. 

The story of the film, which was written by Makilaakso, Hank Woon, and Trent Haaga, picks up more than sixty years later. Mark Arnold, Vanessa Grasse, Harry Lister Smith, Alex Mills, James Alper, Callum McGowan, Claudia Trujillo, Andrew Horton, Ross Ellis, and Michael Majalahti play some of the characters who have to deal with an unusual infestation.

IT CAME FROM THE DESERT doesn't have a release date yet, but this trailer offers some hope that it won't be much longer before we'll get our chance to watch these giant frickin' ants rampage across our screens.

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