I tend to break away from the real core of the Atompunk concept, which is Sci Fi, pretty often on here. And what is Alex Proyas’ 1998 classic if not Science Fiction? This film carries a lot of elements of all different types of genres. However, the vintage cars and props add a very Atomic element to this film. If you haven’t seen it, I suggest checking it out ASAP. It’s better than Inception, at least…
Let the laziness show through, Wikipedia:
Dark City is a 1998 science fiction film directed by Alex Proyas. It was adapted from a screenplay written by Proyas, David S. Goyer and Lem Dobbs. The film depicts a city in which human inhabitants never see the sun, as their lives are manipulated by extraterrestrials referred to as the “Strangers”, who masquerade as humans. The Strangers are committed to studying the race of humanity through experimentation. Rufus Sewell, William Hurt, Kiefer Sutherland, and Jennifer Connelly star in principal roles. Dark City explores the subject matter of murder, as well as abstract ideas such as hallucination and simulated reality.
The film was primarily shot in Australia. Following its screening in wide cinematic release, the film was nominated for multiple awards, including the Hugo and Saturn Awards. It also won a number of awards; among them from the Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film, and the Film Critics Circle of Australia. It was met with generally positive critical reviews from mainstream film journalists.
A joint collective effort to commit to the film’s production was made by New Line Cinema and Mystery Clock Cinema. It was commercially distributed by New Line Cinema theatrically, and by New Line Home Video for home media. Dark City premiered in theaters in the United States on February 27, 1998 grossing $14,378,331 in domestic ticket receipts. It earned an additional $12,821,985 through international release for a combined box office total of $27,200,316. The film was at its widest release in the U.S. showing at 1,754 theaters nationwide.