Red Dwarf: The plot

Movie details leak out

More details of the Red Dwarf movie have emerged.

Hollywood gossip website Ain't It Cool has obtained publicity material for the film, and posted it online.

The blurb reveals that the plot features the crew of Red Dwarf in battle with the Homo Sapienoids - a fearsome combination of flesh and machine that have taken over the Solar System.

The bad guys send Death Ships to hunt down long-haul space freighters, including Red Dwarf, to eradicate the last remaining humans.

Filming on the $10million is set to start this summer, after an 18-month delay caused by funding problems, and it could hit screens by Easter 2004.

The publicity material was apparently gathered at the American Film Market, a trade fair that attracts around 7,000 film executives currently taking place in Santa Monica.

Last week, co-creator Doug Naylor refused to be drawn on the plot, saying only: "It will involve a red spaceship."

Published: 27 Feb 2003

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