Human Traffic to be re-released in 4K next month
The restoration of the 1999 film will be available on Apple TV
The 1999 rave film Human Traffic starring John Pimm and Danny Dyer to name a few, will be re-released in 4K next week on Apple TV.
Human Traffic has been restored in high quality for a resurgence of the classic cult film that sees a group of mates enjoy a wild drug-induced Friday night in Cardiff.
The film includes a soundtrack packed with electronic pioneers including Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox, Orbital, Armand Van Helden, Underworld and plenty more.
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Directed and written by Justin Kerrigan, the film was due to have a prequel which was teased in 2016 being set between Cardiff and Ibiza however last year they said that the sequel’s script was written but funding was another matter.
Kerrigan told Mixmag: “The first film wasn’t funded by the British film industry at the time. It was funded by a private investor. Human Traffic wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for independent finance.”
In a Facebook post on June 14, Human Traffic 2’s production team wrote: “We now have letters of commitment from private investors for £250,000 for the production of ‘Human Traffic 2'. (£1M budget) - But we still have a way to go with only 8 months left on the Option Agreement for the Rights.
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“We are offering 30% returns on all private investments by way of contract. We have an offer of UK/EIRE theatrical distribution, a letter of commitment from Danny Dyer's agent and an original script written by Justin Kerrigan.”
Kerrigan also told us what to expect from the prequel saying that: “The rave generation are mostly parents now but it’s really about recapturing the spirits of the times which brought [the characters] all together and the second film is really about how they try and come together in a completely new time.”
Human Traffic in 4K will be released on Apple TV next week. Watch the original trailer below.
Becky Buckle is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter