Ubisoft has teamed up with Amazon Prime to release a Far Cry 5-themed short film on the service called Far Cry 5 Inside Eden's Gate. The short will lead into the upcoming March 27th release of the open-world first-person shooter, which is due to drop on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
The Far Cry 5 short film is premiering exclusively on Amazon Prime starting March 5th. The trailer for the short is just under a minute long, and it follows three young adults who travel out to Hope County, Montana where they've heard rumblings about a cult there. The three friends are vloggers and documentary filmmakers, and want to capture video footage of the Eden's Gate cult for themselves.
Surprisingly, the quality of the trailer looks a heck of a lot better than what you might have been expecting from the short. There are clips of the Eden's Gate cult congregating under the leadership of the charismatic and enigmatic Joseph Seed, and then we get a cut back to the three documentary filmmakers who find one of the baptizing sessions held by Joseph and the rest of the Eden's Gate members. However, things don't turn out so well for them when they get captured by Joseph's men.
We then get to see that the cult is very well armed and plentiful in numbers.
It appears things don't go over so well for the documentary crew, as some of them appear to get captured while others meet another, more uncertain fate. There's definitely plenty of violence to go around, in case you were worried that this would be a more subdued, dialogue-heavy take on Ubisoft's upcoming first-person shooter game.
Asylum Entertainment handled the production for the short, and brought in Greg Bryk from A History of Violence, along with Kyle Gallner from American Sniper. The actor for Joseph Seed is actually played by the exact same actor who did his performance capture for the Far Cry 5 video game.
This isn't the first time that Far Cry has been given the movie treatment. Back in 2008 Uwe Boll released a film starring Til Schweiger and Udo Kier. The decade-old flick was based on the original Far Cry: Instincts that came out for the OG Xbox way back in 2005. It was typical Uwe Boll fanfare, but I imagine Ubisoft and Asylum are going for something a lot more serious and compelling with the newest short film making its way to Amazon Prime on March 5th.
If you have Prime you can check out the short and see it for yourself when it becomes available. If you don't have Prime then you can head to the Amazon Prime Video page to sign up. Far Cry 5 will release later this month for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
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