The next entry in Syfy’s Saturday Original Movie lineup, Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island, airs on February 11th, and to help get you ready for the directorial debut of fan favorite Mark Sheppard (“Battlestar Galactica”, “Supernatural”), we have a pair of never-before-seen stills to share.
In Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island, as famine and death ravage Richmond, Virginia, five northern Civil War POWs, including Emmy Award-winner Pruitt Taylor Vince (AMC’s “The Walking Dead”, JFK, Drive Angry, Constantine) and Lochlyn Munro (Dead Man on Campus, White Chicks), plan a daring escape by hijacking a hot air balloon. Drifting through the night, they wake to find themselves marooned on a desert island… but they’re not alone.
Littered with wreckage, the island is home to a cast of survivors who have been lost in space and time, including sisters Abby Fogg (Susie Abromeit, Battle Los Angeles) and Jules Fogg (Gina Holden, Saw 3D and Alien vs. Predator), two young women from modern times who become stranded while flying over the Bermuda Triangle.
Forced to defend themselves against vicious pirates, terrifying creatures and a volcano that’s ready to blow, they must find a way to survive. Their only hope to escape the island lies with its longest resident, Captain Nemo (Mark Sheppard’s real life father – W. Morgan Sheppard, Star Trek, Transformers, Gods and Generals). With his help they craft another plan… but will they make it before the island claims them all forever?
“We were faced with a tremendous challenge. It’s always hard to bring Jules Verne’s stories to life – you run the risk of upsetting an awful lot of diehard fans. But we tried to stay true to some of the key elements of the book in the spirit of what makes Jules Verne one of the greatest storytellers of all time,” says director Sheppard, who also makes a cameo in the film as a young Captain Nemo.
Be sure to tune in to this Saturday’s 9 p.m. telecast, and for additional info, including more photos, videos, and poster ordering info, visit the official Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island website and of course the Syfy website.
W. Morgan Sheppard
Susie Abromeit, Gina Holden, and Lochlyn Munro
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