Watch: First Teaser for '2088' - Futuristic Robot Uprising Sci-Fi Indie
"The Future is Coming." Now, what do we have here? I love coming across anything original in the science fiction genre, and a teaser trailer has recently debuted online for a film called 2088. The project is directed by up-and-comer Steven Ilous, of the VFX house SMI Entertainment. What first started as a "transmedia sci-fi/drama" concept has developed into a feature film, and their first hint as to what's going on is revealed in this short video. It looks to be a futuristic year 2088 world with robots that go on the haywire, potentially shot found footage with an opening tag that says it's from the LAPD's "Non-Human Crimes Division".
The only current plot description/setup (albeit very vague) comes from the film's page on SMI: "To produce, direct and write a transmedia sci-fi/drama property that will entice audiences from all around the world, allowing people to experience this story through multi-platform touch points." 2088 is being written and directed by Steven Ilous, with sound design by Gavin Little of EchoLab. Not much more info is known, but it is a feature film currently being finished. Hopefully we'll see it very soon! You can see even more concept art on the film's official Tumblr or Facebook and follow along from there. We will keep you updated on this one.