Monday, March 23, 2015

Leviathan - Acclaimed Short Film To Be Made As a Feature

"Admiral, there be whales here!"

Scotty's exclamation was referring to humpback whales in the 1986 film Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, however, sky whales look to figure prominently in the proof of concept short film, The Leviathan.

This recent VIMEO viral short by Irish filmmaker Ruairi Robinson has been optioned by veteran producer/writer Simon (X-Men franchise films: The Last Stand,  First Class, Days of Future Past) Kinberg and Neill (District 9, Chappie) Blomkamp.

The sky whale, looking like something from a Ralph McQuarrie concept painting come to life, soars through the thick cloud cover of some unnamed planet, and is given chase by futuristic whalers.

Here's hoping we seen the feature in a few years hence.

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