Malkovich Goes Bad

Playing The Mutant Chronicles' villain

John Malkovich has a history of playing scheming, cool villains. Think Con Air. Think Teddy KGB in Rounders.

Now he’ll be playing post-apocalyptic evil in The Mutant Chronicles. The film already stars Thomas Jane as Major Mitch Hunter, a soldier trying to keep Earth from being overrun by evil NecroMutants. Malkovich will play Constantine, the nefarious CEO of a megacorporation (always bad seeds, that lot) who is planning to destroy the world and save the worthy, rich few.

Based on a role-playing adventure, the film is described by producer Edward Pressman as "more reminiscent of 28 Days Later than Blade Runner,” and is planned to shoot in London for a thrifty $30 million. The producer wants to use F/X technology similar to Sin City to create the war-ruined backdrops.