The cult film of 1990, Hardware, is being released on special collector’s edition Blu-Ray on 23rd February 2015. Starring Dylan McDermott, Stacey Travis, John Lynch, Iggy Pop and Lemmy, and directed by Richard Stanley, Hardware was inspired by the 2000AD story SHOK! by Steve MacManus and Kevin O’Neill
Radiation clouds choke the sky and over-crowded mega-cities threaten to dissolve into madness. A wandering junk merchant finds the remains of a defunct robot and sells them to Mo, also a nomad, who buys them for his urban artist girlfriend named Jill to use in her work. But he doesn’t know the robot is a self-regenerating prototype, a military drone intended to control the exploding population utilizing indiscriminate, gruesome murder. Trapped, alone in her apartment and spied on by her perverted neighbor, Jill must battle to survive against a relentless killing machine re-built from her own possessions and which will stop at nothing to tear her apart.
Variety wrote, “A cacophonic, nightmarish variation on the post apocalyptic cautionary genre, Hardware has the makings of a punk cult film!
Clint Langley began his career at 2000 AD on Dinosty with Pat Mills, and went on to work on some of the comics flagship titles, like Judge Dredd and Sinister Dexter.
He has since repeatedly collaborated with Mills, most notably on his long-running series ABC Warriors and Sláine where he is the current artist on both.
Since 2007 he has also got work in the American comic book market providing covers for Marvel Comics, especially those connected with Dan Abnett, who he worked with on Sinister Dexter, leading to a run on the modern incarnation of the Guardians of the Galaxy.