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Legendary Sets Up 'Technotise' Movie, Inspired by Faux Trailer

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June 10, 2010
Source: Heat Vision

Technotise

Another victory for the little guys! Heat Vision says that Legendary Pictures has picked up the rights to a live-action remake of a Serbian animated film called Technotise. The reason this has some buzz is because a regular non-industry guy named Jaron Pitts made one of those "faux" trailers for it (the same guy who did Green Lantern years ago, too). I've added the trailer below because you just need to check it out - it's pretty frickin' awesome. Legendary picked this up based on a pitch by Shutter Island writer Laeta Kalogridis, who also worked on Avatar and is writing the live-action Ghost in the Shell for DreamWorks & Spielberg.

The original Serbian film, titled Technotise: Edit and I, is set in Belgrade in the year 2074 and centers on a failing psychology student who decides to get a chip implant to circumvent studying but gets more than she bargained for. Basically, the chip develops a parallel personality and affords her abilities greater than she ever imagined, but discovers that it is also rapidly taking over her mind and body. The trailer that Pitt made, seen below, does a bit of a better job explaining and showing you the futuristic world, although I think that's more a visual representation than anything. That said, I'm excited to see that concept actually become real.

Heat Vision does confirm that Pitt was actually hired by producers Scott Glassgold and Raymond Brothers to make a mash-up trailer for Technotise that could be used to build interest in the project (which it most certainly did). The video went viral in February and combined with the pitch that Kalogridis wrote, helped fuel this eventual sale to Legendary, who is now co-developing with Warner Bros. I've said enough, so check out the trailer Pitt made below and prepare to see this Technotise movie actually get made soon. Excited?

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  • Loser
    That was footage from Minority report, Cubic, The Island, Resident evil, Surrogates, maybe I robot and Wanted sure i missed some think a short clip from Avatar too
  • vic
    A bit from Children Of Men were also there
  • Vladimir
    This was just a montage promo for desired atmosphere and tone of a feature movie, here's the actual trailer for the animated movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBzeAOAbEaY I watched it, and although animation isn't quite on par with today's standards (it was done by only 10 people altogether), story does show some promise and can be nicely translated into a full-blown Hollywood movie... Hm, first "Serbian Film", now this... Our cinematography is starting to become interesting to western audiences :)
  • Candy Castle
    This could be a major project.
  • milK
    I recently saw the animated original of Technotise and thought it was fantastic, and most definitely on par with todays standards when it comes to 2D animation (with the necessary 3D elements of course). Storywise it's interesting enough to stand on its own, compared to most sci-fi films that are being released lately. Also like Vladimir mentioned it's only done by a small team of people and took them seeveral years to complete their project, even made a music-video with the main protagonist in it to promote the film, music being created by one of the same people who did the film. I really hope they're going to make this into a real-action film, and not rape the concept in the process.
  • Jimbone
    I couldn't even watch that entire thing. As soon as the music got epic, off it went.

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