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Rubicon: The Beginning – Pilot on Machinima

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 2:56 pm by Justin Cavender


Machinima is testing the waters with a new pilot called, Rubicon, which serves as a prequel to the graphic novel with the same name, by Mark Long and Chris McQuarrie.

The series will follow two men, Mike, the crazy operative that shoots everyone in his way, and Smash, the handler behind the curtain pulling all the strings. The duo seem to make an excellent team, but the higher-ups don’t exactly appreciate their high body count when the dust settles.

I was pleasantly surprised by the pilot’s production value and found myself smiling after the 12-minute episode finished. Of course it ends on cliffhanger, so hopefully the series gets picked up and we’ll get to see what happens when the Yakuza and Cartel join forces. It sounds crazy, but I enjoyed the pilot nevertheless.

Remember to like the video if you want Rubicon to get picked up!

Official Synopsis

From the creative duo of Chris McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, Way of the Gun, Jack Reacher) and Mark Long (Shrapnel, Silence of Our Friends) comes RUBICON: a gritty new contemporary military-action-thriller franchise that examines the very real shadow world of NCO operatives and clandestine special forces operating inside US territories.

In this live action prequel to last year’s critically acclaimed graphic novel, ‎MIKE, a seasoned Navy Seal turned fixer, and SMASH, his loyal ex-CIA partner (whose agency connections allow them to operate in secrecy and with relative impunity) must face their greatest challenge yet: a disturbing alliance between a powerful Mexican Drug Cartel and the Japanese Yakuza. With multiple branches of US intelligence watching their every move and two of the largest crime syndicates in the world working in collusion against them, Mike and Smash will either succeed in their mission to dismantle this dangerous new empire or die trying.

Check out other fun videos including shorts, fan films, and various animated series brought to you by Machinima.

Source: Machinima

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