Starring American film legend Fred Hammer Williamson (From Dusk till Dawn, VFW), German martial arts sensation Mike Meller (Arena Sagittarius, Final Justice) and Lorenzo Lamas (TV’s Renegade), Starring rising star Everett Ray Aponte (Hitman’s Agency) and Japanese supermodel Hazuki Kato (HBO Griss, In Full Bloom, Falcon Rising), Atomic Eden is reminiscent of the blistering pulp of The Expendables, Assault on Precinct 13, The Raid and VFW.
Stoker – The leader (Fred Williamson) is a mercenary on a mission. To accomplish this mission, he must assemble a team that includes not only the best people in the business, but also people he can trust. He asks for a few favors and puts together the strongest, meanest mercenaries you can buy for loyalty. With David the fighter (Mike Moeller), Reiko the samurai (Hazuki Kato), Darwin the Texan (Everett Ray Aponte), Henry the priest (Wolfgang Rome), John the sniper (Nico Sentner), Brenner the knife (Dominic Stark), and Laurie the rookie (Josephine Hayes) by his side, the mission should be easy. It quickly becomes a battle of eight men against eight hundred, all vying for control of a doomsday machine lost in World War II. Against all odds, they are willing to risk their lives and limbs to save millions of lives.
Director Niko Sentner, known worldwide as the Godfather of the Boches, said in a statement: From a young age, when I was still behind the Iron Curtain, I wanted to be a filmmaker. And I am very happy that the reunification of my country has finally given me the chance to pursue my dream.
I grew up on John Carpenter films, and he’s one of the main reasons I wanted to be a director. My favorite movie of his is ASSAULT ON PRECISION 13. I also really enjoyed the mercenary movies like PREDATOR and THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, where each mercenary has their own personality and character. You really didn’t want them to die because you loved the characters so much. Behind the Iron Curtain, few Western films were allowed, and the ones the GDR government allowed were often westerns, so MAGNIFICENT SEVEN had a big influence on me.
So, naturally, ATOMIC EDEN starts out as a mercenary movie and ends up as an Alamo-like screenplay for Asault ON PRECISION 13. With modern Hollywood movies, I’m almost always disappointed by the excessive CGI violence. I think these effects can take away from the magic of a good story when the film focuses only on visual effects. For me, with ATOMIC EDEN, it was important to do everything with practical effects to give the film the retro feel of the 80s and early 90s action movies we all saw and loved. Overall, everything went well, and we had a lot of hands-on action, in the cameras, in the film. ATOMIC EDEN is my tribute to the movies that inspired me, and I think it will bring me closer to action and martial arts fans. Have fun!
ATOMIC EDEN is now available on the following VOD platforms and streaming services in the US. See references below:
Amazon Video: https://www.amazon.com/Atomic-Eden-Fred-Williamson/dp/B08DKDWNMH
Google Play : https://play.google.com/store/movies/details/Atomic_Eden?id=MMb68e-796A.P&gl=US
Microsoft Movies & Xbox Video: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/atomic-eden/8D6KGWXN7XDP.
Tubi TV: https://tubitv.com/movies/509867/atomic_eden
ATOMIC EDEN is also available on COMCAST, xfinity and INDEMAND.