Truett and Enciso Team Up for Hell on Earth Rock Opera
Award-winning writer and director Brett Truett has teamed up with renowned artist and animator, Francisco Enciso to create Hell on Earth -- an animated rock opera series for mature audiences. It features beautiful anime-style animation, an epic story infused with dark wit, and some killer rock and roll. Truett's production company, Mythicnet, is currently hosting a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo.com to raise money to bring this ambitious project to life.
The story for the animated series is inspired by Shakespeare’s history plays that document England's civil wars in the fifteenth century commonly known as the War of the Roses. The plays also deal with a string of conflicts with the French, including Henry V's famous victory at Agincourt and Joan of Arc's equally famous heroics when she led the French army against the English.
Instead of fifteenth century England and France however, Hell on Earth is set in post-apocalyptic Las Vegas where a group of American military officers and politicians are hunkered down inside Hoover Dam as they try to survive a horde of bloodthirsty demons roaming the earth in search of human hearts. The demons are released when an antimatter bomb, created in the wake of a revolutionary scientific breakthrough, blows a hole in the universe, opening a portal to Hell. The demons seem unstoppable until the mysterious Geomancer, like a modern-day pied piper, proves that they can be subdued by live rock and roll.
The tale focuses on the struggles for power within the group holed up in the dam as well as the constant threat they face from the demons whenever they venture outside. They also face frequent attacks from other groups of humans trying to get inside the safety of the dam which, along with a few other sites around the world, possesses an unexplainable power to repel the demons. The music will include some original songs and the producers plan to try and license music by rock bands across the spectrum, including tracks by AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, The Rolling Stones, Audioslave, Hole, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, Wolfmother, and Smashing Pumpkins.
Lend support to the project by contributing to the Indiegogo campaign and claiming one of the perks, which include the unique opportunity to directly participate in the making of the first episode.