Fox Turning Cyberpunk Animated Short 'ROSA' Into a Feature Film
Last month the internet and Hollywood was all abuzz with a spectacular animated sci-fi short ROSA, and now the story is headed for the big screen. Heat Vision reports 20th Century Fox has picked up the short film from Jesus Orellana, the comic book artist who created the short and is slated to direct a live-action feature film adaptation of his original story that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where all natural life has disappeared. In one month, Orellana's exposure online got him agency representation followed by meetings with studios to pitch his short as the basis for a feature film which was actually his plan all along.
If you didn't watch it last month, here's the short film ROSA for you to check out:
In the near future, humanity has disappeared, leaving behind a large megalopolis devoid of natural life. From the destruction awakens ROSA, a robot in the KERNEL project, mankind's last attempt to restore the earth's ecosystem using recovered samples of long-extinct plant species. Wandering among the ruins of the lifeless city, Rosa soon discovers that she is not the only part of Kernel that has awakened. Though Orellana crafted the roadmap for a feature length story, a different screenwriter will be brought in to pen the actual script. Sherlock Holmes writer Simon Kinberg will produce the film to bookend this great success story.