Watch: Ruairi Robinson's 'The Leviathan' Proof-of-Concept Teaser
"By the early 22nd century mankind had colonized many worlds…" This is awesome. We've been following Irish director Ruairi Robinson for quite some time, as he was once attached to the Akira movie (see his concept art), made that fantastic robot short Blinky, and his first feature was the sci-fi Last Days on Mars (which I wasn't a big fan of, but oh well). His latest project, or at least one of them in the works, is called The Leviathan and a proof-of-concept short teaser has just debuted online. It has kind of a Dune meets Pacific Rim vibe, with a group of "involuntary" hunters out capturing a giant flying alien beast to harvest its eggs. I love the camera work in this, and I really want to see the rest of the movie right away. Join the hunt.
The rest of the introduction at the beginning states (via Vimeo): "Faster than light travel was made possible by harvesting exotic matter from the eggs of the largest species mankind has ever seen. Those that take part in the hunt are mostly involuntary labor." The Leviathan is a new sci-fi project being created by Ruairi Robinson, director of The Last Days on Mars and Blinky (he also worked on Akira for a while), along with Jim Uhls, screenwriter on Fight Club, Jumper and Money. This was developed with the assistance of the Irish Film Board/Bord Scannán na hÉireann. As always, we'll be keeping an eye on this project and anything that Robinson is working on. Watch more short films/proof-of-concept creations from our collection here.