Stephan Zlotescu's Sci-Fi Short 'True Skin' Gettting a Full Feature

October 17, 2012
Source: THR

True Skin

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.

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that was quick! Seems this is a real legit way of getting a foot in the door - something original and Hollywood bites. 😉

dom on Oct 17, 2012


Cool, reminds me of Deus X where hookers were forced to upgrade, because naturals weren't bringing in the customers, then they had to pay off the massive bills

Richie G on Oct 17, 2012


YESSS. This looks soo good!

Swittle Beep on Oct 17, 2012


More Blade Runner than Blade Runner... This blows.

ticketmaster on Oct 17, 2012


This short is great,but it makes me really wish for a live action Ghost in The Shell.Of course it has to stay 100 % true to original series if not even manga,so no changing location to New York or some other american city,no changing characters into americans and the usuall crap they do when they try to film anime *cough dragonball cough*

^_^ on Oct 17, 2012



Avi on Oct 18, 2012


Doesn't work as a short film, but definitely works as a showcase for the director. Although, when I first saw this (and didn't know anything about it) I thought it was a Deus Ex: Human Revolution fan video...

Nottus on Oct 18, 2012


While it does look a little like Blade Runner, it really is much more William Gibson, and that last bit is right out of Richard K. Morgan's work. I did really like this though, and I ma interested in where the feature goes.

Greedo on Oct 18, 2012


i can not believe! a little diamond....this guy is a genius! so creative

Bob on Oct 18, 2012


This may work as a short sci-fi. A lot apparently works as a short sci-fi. It's very unappealing.

greg on Jan 10, 2013

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