Watch This: Proof of Concept for Sci-Fi 'Rise' Starring Anton Yelchin
"You lost the war before it was even declared, Colonel." This is awesome. While this is a fantastic 5-minute sci-fi short film, it's also an impressive proof-of-concept created by filmmaker David Karlak called Rise made to get his project into development. David sent an email out informing me that he has been working on developing Rise at Warner Bros since 2012 and they just now allowed him to debut this short to the world. The story is about sentient robotic beings created that become more advanced than the human race and end up fighting against human beings. This has outstanding VFX and will definitely get your attention.
Synopsis for Rise from Vimeo: In the near future, sentient robots are targeted for elimination after they develop emotional symmetry to humans and a revolutionary war for their survival begins. Rise is a proof-of-concept short film created by David Karlak (on Twitter @DavidKarlak). The short stars actors Anton Yelchin and Rufus Sewell, though we're not sure if they will end up being in the feature version of this. The short film was made public this week despite Karlak working on developing it at WB since 2012. Seems similar to Blade Runner or even Chappie in a way. For more info, visit the official site or the Facebook page.