Check out the CGI Short Film Fox Thinks Could be a Sci-Fi Franchise!!
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Fox has become very interested in an eight and a half minute animated short film, RUIN, by Wes Ball. They’re so impressed with it, in fact, that they’re thinking it’ll make a great live-action feature-length film:
Ball is attached to direct the feature and will co-write the script with T.S. Nowlin. The two likely will work under the supervision of McG, who is negotiating to produce via his Wonderland Sound and Vision, with Steve Tzirlin, a Lucasfilm exec who oversaw story and script development for Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
RUIN, created by Wes Ball, is an action-packed short film set in a post-apocalyptic world. The f/x are friggin’ amazing and I was absolutely mesmerized by what I was watching and was pissed off that it ended so suddenly. RUIN, which is described by The Hollywood Reporter as:
[S]et in a post-apocalyptic North American city overgrown with foliage and has an I Am Legend meets Terminator 2 vibe. While light on story, it’s a showcase for Ball’s ability to stage exciting chase sequences.
… and man can Ball stage some kick ass chase sequences!! Ball has worked on and off RUIN for the last two years and has done graphic work for HBO and Blu-ray and DVD featurettes for such movies as STAR TREK and ALIENS IN THE ATTIC. What’s more, he won a Student Academy Award bronze medal in 2003 for his story, A WORK IN PROGRESS. I can’t wait to see what he does in creating this short into a full-length feature. Check it out below:
What do ya think?