Saturday, December 27, 2008


Sands of Fire Trailer HD from Davy Staelens on Vimeo.

Around Christmas time, as the tradition goes, the DW crew prepares for something special. And this year is no exception. Exactly 3 years after the first teaser and 2 years after the Christmas special (Preview), we are very pleased to announce the last and official SoF Trailer.

The previous presentations were both action packed and visually enhanced to portray the best visual style of this movie but this time however, we have focussed on the story. It's no secret that SoF is inspired by true events from current and past military operations in Iraq and with this trailer we are trying to give more details of what this movie is all about.

The trailer will hopefully convince the disbelievers and people who were going to give up on us. And for the fans that sticked with us, we hope this trailer will show that the waiting hasn't been for nothing. Remember, it's only a small presentation of what to expect in the final movie.

Some of the shots used in this trailer will look familiar. And yes, some of these shots were released in previous trailers or during the post-production of the movie but not in it's final shape. This trailer does show the final composit of these shots as they were edited for the best viewing experience.

The trailer is released in HD format but I have to note that it's not true HiDef. We believe this is the best presentation for watching on both standard PC and HD screens. So please do watch it in high quality and not on low quality streaming sites because it will definitely ruin the quality of this movie.

We hope you enjoy this small trailer and oh, Happy Holidays from the DW crew... cya next year :)

PS If you want to discuss this new trailer, please visit (and register) on our forum. I created a thread that you can view here.

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37 comments:

Jimmy said...

FINALLY !!! YES I HAVE BEEN WAITING 3 YEARS, finally a sign of life and some progress to be watched.

Keep it up guys !!! And happy new year

For strupie and donkey in dutch;

(Alle 10 de vingers er nog aan he met dat belgisch vuurwerk adners komt de film natuurlijk nooit af ;) )

VishnuSixDix said...

They're gonna do it again! Let's all see just how cancelled this movie is :D :D :D

Anonymous said...

HI ! I'm very happy to see that. You doing very good work !
But, I've just one question, the trailer will be released at 00:00 or in day ?

++, see you !

PunK said...

Release time at 00:00h would be nice ^^

Gravehunter[LRRP] said...

i just watched it a few times ./instantorgasm! :o

(thank god that i can help in uploading so i could already have a look at it, they did a good job as usual ;))

Anonymous said...

CANT WAIT 'TIL TOMORROW ^^

[LRRP] Razzia said...

Holy crap guys

I jizzed in my pants

this is awesome

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see this when its released in late December 2009. Only 12 months to go.

Tuner111 said...

WTF ist amazing :D

syphon said...

Realy awesome! Speechless... Looking forward for the whole movie and now I can see why it takes so long ;). Thumbs up!

didi said...

What a nice birthday present, thanks donkey and strupie :)

Anonymous said...

awesome!!! Thx Guyz and a happy new Year!

stalkerxey said...

Good trailer! Can't wait release

Speedfreak said...

Holy crap ... it is beautiful

Gamingtreff said...

Nice Trailer Streaming Mirror also on Gamingtrailers.de

timewarpJFC said...

Great job guys the trailer is awesome. I am linking it through my site as well... kootoos for a job well done! www.ovr25.com

Laserboy said...

HD Stream @ Battlefield Community

Anonymous said...

The trailer is excellent work. Great narration to give it the feel it needs.

One thing I notice though was a lack of troops in the transports. I realize there are limitations for the BF 2 engine, but for movie purposes I'm hopeful we'll see full units hitting the airfield and launching assaults in detail with the fervor of the real thing. Great job thus far.

StRuPiE said...

Well, there will be troops in the transports but they are not noticable in the shots in this trailer. And indeed, due to some limitations in BF2, we weren't able to portray a full mass assault although there are scenes recorded with over 30 actors. But we pushed the engine to its limits and we can't say we didn't try.

Maybe we make it all look easy but I can garuantee you that organizing and directing a whole bunch of (trigger happy) players isn't your daily cup of tea. :)

JawZ said...

Why the negativity in your last two posts about the movie? When you guys come out and say, "The trailer will hopefully convince the disbelievers and people who were going to give up on us"....who are the disbelievers? Where are they? How many disbelievers are there? I would be very careful in making negative, broad, generalized statements. I don't know why you'd tinge a trailer release with any kind of negativity. I do not understand that sort of logic.

StRuPiE said...

JawZ, you clearly haven't been following this site for some time. Otherwise you should know what was going on last couple of months.

Apperantly, some people thought it was funny to spread false rumors and put SoF in a negative daylight.
And many loyal fans (how crazy that is) believed it for some reason.

Anyway, with this post I try to point out to exactly those people that what they were doing, was completely wrong. And believe me, wrong they are. And btw, where are those people now? I don't see any negativity or false rumors (movie being cancelled and other nonsense crap) being posted now... Yes, they are hiding and silently crying like babies because we prooved them to be utter idiots.

Anyway, JawZ... why are you so serious about this all and I know it's not the first time you act like this. Djeez boy, lighen up a bit. Instead of giving comments on the trailer itself (like everyone does) you like to stress out on posts we make and the things we say (even the small details).

So plz for the next time... if you don't know the whole story (or background to my posts) I'd rather appreciate it you don't comment at all. Ask Canuck for all that matters, I'm sure he will backup my story.

PS It's nothing personal though. Maybe it's time for you to get that camera rolling again. :)

JawZ said...

I have been following the site. what I saw was a purely emotional response to what amounts to nothing. Rise above. Lending ad hominem to the discussion only serves the naysayers...you are better than that. Your movie will be your legacy, not some silly-ass forum or blog comments. That's why it's always better to write it out...and then hit the delete button. ;)

Anonymous said...

Jawz, I understand your frustration (or should I say jealousy) because SANDS of FIRE will rise above all the other BF2 machinima's available on the net. I've read all your comments and you never have something GOOD to say (substantive comments).

Since your movie was not the best (crap I mean) you better just shut your mouth.

Strupie made a point right there.

JawZ said...

thanks for proving my point about ad hominem. It's nice to see grown adult men behaving from the emtotional side rather than from the logical.

Can someone explain to me why on God's green earth you guys get so emotional over blog posts? Especially when I'm on YOUR side?

Amazing.

StRuPiE said...

It's simple JawZ, because you give us an opportunity to be emotional. But ok, enough of this mellow dramatic nonsense. You've made your point and I will take it as an adult. Enough said.

Anonymous said...

It's an awesome trailer, just awesome. Great work guys. Keep up the good work.

Greetz from Hilk 001

ps merry xmas evry 1

Anonymous said...

This is fucking dumb.

VishnuSixDix said...

But then again, so are you.

Dart Herohito said...

łał. bad guys strikes back xD

Jesse said...

What's with the lack of shadows on characters? Looks pretty unrealistic when soldiers glow like hell on a dark environment :/

StRuPiE said...

game-engine limitations, nothing much we can do about...

Anonymous said...

Let me just say that this will be totally worth the wait, you guys blew me out of the water with "The Fallen One" and I have been waiting diligently for your latest creation. I hope it is a monster success and hope to one day meet you guys in the game.

Anonymous said...

nice

Ik kan ni wachten

Anonymous said...

hi, how about an news-update ? :)

Little_Donkey said...

Soon!
I'm almost done with the sound Effects, so we will update soon.

Dart Herohito said...

nice news. but remember, we need it now! xD

Anonymous said...

wtf....fastropes? how!