Stephan Zlotescu's Sci-Fi Short 'True Skin' Gettting a Full Feature
Just as Alex predicted exactly one week ago in his write-up of Stephan Zloetescu's mesmerizing short sci-fi film True Skin, THR reports that Warner Bros. has snagged the rights and will turn the project into a full feature. Zloetescu, who wrote and directed the original short, is set to direct this version as well, and Chris Sewall, who produced the short, will be a co-producer on the feature, too. The story is set in a Blade Runner-esque world where everyone purchases robotic body parts and shuns "naturals," following a man who implants a dangerous prototype into his head and goes on the run from those who want it back. Watch!
Check out the original True Skin short film in high def from Vimeo:
The design work is fantastic, especially for a small budget, so imagine how amazing this will look when the filmmakers are given a few million dollars to work with. This is the latest case of the District 9 effect of filmmakers using short films to get noticed and adapt their stories into features, but when the original short looks as good as this one, we're anxious to see how this turns out in an extended form. Zlotescu is definitely an artist on the rise, and we're hoping he gets the chance to write the feature screenplay as well. Stay tuned.