The Shape of Things to Come

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

The Shape of Things to Come (1979, Canada) is a Sci-Fi film directed by George McCowan


Main Details

  • Released in 1979
  • Color
  • Running Time: 98 Min
  • Distribution Co: Film Ventures International (FVI) (1979) (USA) (theatrical) | Astral Video (Canada) | International Film Distributors (Canada)
  • Directed by George McCowan
  • Written by Mike Cheda (adaptation), Joseph Glazner (adaptation), Martin Lager (writer), H.G. Wells (novel)
  • Starring Jack Palance, Carol Lynley, Barry Morse, John Ireland, Anne-Marie Martin
  • Music by Paul Hoffert
  • Cinematography by Reginald H. Morris
  • Edited by Stan Cole
  • Produced by John Danylkiw, William Davidson, Harry Alan Towers (as Peter Welbeck)

Plot Summary

  • Some time in the future, man has set up colonies on the Moon, when Earth becomes uninhabitable. A madman decides to destroy the Moon colonies with his robots and automated ships, and only three people and their robot can stop him.

Also Known As

  • El mundo que viene (Spain)
  • Taistelu avaruudessa (Finland)
  • Tulevaisuuden maailma (Finland)
  • Alerte dans le cosmos (France)
  • El mundo que viene (Mexico)
  • H.G. Wells' The Shape of Things to Come (USA, complete title)
  • Delta III (Germany)
  • Unternehmen Delta 3 (Germany)


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