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Just 10 days after the proof-of-concept trailer was first released, 20th Century Fox has picked up the sci-fi thriller The Leviathan from director Ruairi Robinson (The Last Days on Mars). We reported earlier this week that Simon Kinberg has come aboard to produce with Neill Blomkamp serving as an executive producer. Simon Kinberg has a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox, so the project landing here makes perfect sense.
The Leviathan is set in the 22nd Century, where mankind has developed the ability to travel faster than the speed of light. This is made possible by harvesting exotic matter from the largest creatures Earth has ever seen, but those who are tasked with obtaining the matter do so involuntarily. Ruairi Robinson's three-minute proof-of-concept video has been viewed more than 1.2 million times since debuting last week, which helped build plenty of buzz for this sci-fi film's potential.
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Ruairi Robinson's proof-of-concept teaser for The Leviathan shocked and awed millions of people who played it on their computer screens, so imagine the jaw-dropping look the feature film adaptation will have on the big screen now that 20th Century Fox has picked up the Simon Kinberg and Neill Blomkamp-produced project.
Variety reports that 20th Century Fox has picked up the pitch to make a feature film adaptation of Ruairi Robinson's The Leviathan. The news comes less than a week after it was revealed that Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past) would produce and Blomkamp (Chappie, upcoming Alien film) would executive produce a feature film version of the three-plus minute video that featured dazzling digital effects and a colossal creature soaring through a cloud-shrouded sky. The move makes sense, as Kinberg has a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox and Blomkamp is currently set to scribe and helm »
- Derek Anderson
It’s a natural fit, given Kinberg’s first-look deal with the studio and Blomkamp beginning to build a relationship with Fox after coming on to direct the next “Alien” pic. Fox’s Steve Asbell brought the pitch in and will oversee for the studio.
The project is set in the 22nd century, when mankind has colonized many worlds and traveling faster than the speed of light has been made possible by the harvesting of exotic matter from the eggs of the largest species mankind has ever seen.
Robinson recently made a three-minute concept video that has received 1.2 million views since going online and »
- Justin Kroll
After causing quite a stir with his rather splendid CGI proof of concept video last week, filmmaker Ruairi Robinson (The Last Days on Mars) has nabbed a couple of producers for his planned sci-fi feature The Leviathan, with Neill Blomkamp (Chappie) and Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past) boarding the project.
As per Deadline, The Leviathan is set in the early 22nd century, and “mankind has colonized many worlds in a time when travel faster than the speed of light has been made possible by the harvesting of exotic matter from the eggs of the largest species mankind has ever seen. Those who take part in the hunt for the matter are mostly involuntary labor.”
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- Gary Collinson
If you're still trying to get your jaw off the floor after watching The Leviathan proof of concept trailer that debuted last week from Ruairi Robinson, then you might want to sit down before taking this in: Simon Kinberg and Neill Blomkamp are looking to bring Robinson's stunning vision of the flying colossal creature to the big screen.
According to /Film, Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past) is producing and Blomkamp (Chappie, upcoming new Alien film) is executive producing The Leviathan feature film that will be directed by Ruairi Robinson (The Last Days on Mars) from a screenplay by Jim Uhls (Fight Club). Stay tuned to Daily Dead for further details. In case you haven't seen it yet, we have the proof of concept trailer for The Leviathan.
"By the early 22nd century mankind had colonized many worlds. Faster than light travel was made possible by harvesting exotic matter from »
- Derek Anderson
Last week, director Ruairi Robinson (The Last Days on Mars) debuted a three and a half minute proof-of-concept video for a new sci-fi thriller entitled The Leviathan. The video has already amassed nearly 2 million views through Vimeo, YouTube and other platforms. While the project doesn't have a studio home quite yet, Deadline reports that Simon Kinberg has come aboard to produce, while Neill Blomkamp has signed on to executive produce.
After the video debuted last week, a number of producers contacted Ruairi Robinson about signing on to his project, but they were all "blown out of the water" after Simon Kinberg came on board. Simon Kinberg does have a first-look deal in place at 20th Century Fox, making the studio a possible home for The Leviathan. However, even if they pass, there will be plenty of studio suitors waiting in the wings.
The story is set in the early 22nd Century, »
At the same time, writer/director Neill Blomkamp ("District 9," "Chappie") has also joined the project as executive producer. Jim Uhls ("Fight Club," "Jumper") has already penned the screenplay for the feature.
Ruairi Robinson ("The Last Days on Mars") created the 3.5 minute proof-of-concept piece which is set in the 22nd century and follows involuntarily drafted pilots who hunt giant whale-like flying creatures through the skies. In a week the short has racked up nearly two million views.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Ruairi Robinson has been a name known by online movie blog readers for some time beginning with his 2011 short Blinky about a killer robot (watch it here) and then in 2013 came his debut feature film The Last Days on Mars (read my review here), which didn't exactly blow the doors off, but didn't close them either. Now he's back with another short film, this one serving as a proof of concept with hopes to turn it into a feature film and it has definitely found support, both from online viewers and now from a couple of high profile supporters. Premiering just under a week ago, Robinson's The Leviathan tease (watch it below) has generated millions of views on Vimeo and YouTube. Set in the 22nd Century, the "Moby Dick"-inspired story finds mankind has colonized many worlds as the ability to travel at the speed of light is now a »
- Brad Brevet
You might think that Simon Kinberg would be too busy writing scripts and serving as producer on a variety of different projects across a number of studios, but apparently he’s found time to help shepherd another potential film. He’s teaming up with Chappie director Neill Blomkamp to assist The Last Days On Mars director Ruairi Robinson with his latest embryonic film idea, The Leviathan.Robinson has been generating lots of interest for the high-concept sci-fi story, putting out a proof of concept video (see above) that has been racking up the views and seeing his phone ringing off the hook with producers interested in joining the team. Kinberg, who has a first-look deal with Fox, brings a wealth of experience in the genre and potential studio backing. Blomkamp is coming off of his robot pic, which Kinberg produced, and is working on his idea for a new film set in the Alien universe. »
Every time director Ruairi Robinson drops a video, the internet goes nuts. I can't really say I blame anyone either because Robinson captures an excitement and refinement that we don't always get to see from short internet videos. So yeah, it's exciting to see Hollywood A-level visual effects in a clip that's only a few minutes long and that you know comes from the intense and difficult work put in by a very small group of people.
We've been following Robinson for a while and while I'm still trying to figure out how he's only made one feature film to date (and though it has some problems, no one can argue that The Last Days on Mars ( [Continued ...] »
Proof-of-concept trailers are nothing new. They've helped many projects become reality, including the highly anticipated Deadpool. Oscar-nominated drama Whiplash secured financing due to its proof-of-concept video, and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator Rob McElhenney just sold his proof-of-concept Figment to Legendary Pictures in a significant deal. Academy Award-nominee Ruairi Robinson (Fifty Percent Grey, The Last Days on Mars) hopes to be as lucky as he introduces the world to his sci-fi thrill-ride The Leviathan.
The The Leviathan teaser trailer is a three-minute adrenaline-fueled ride through the clouds. It takes its cues from the literary classics Moby Dick and Dune. The story takes place in the early 22nd century. Mankind has colonized many worlds. '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 for these creatures are mostly involuntary labor.
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From District 9 to Whiplash to Deadpool, many proof-of-concept teasers have been good enough to push a greenlight from studios, but The Leviathan may be the mother of them all. Academy Award-nominee Ruairí Robinson (Fifty Percent Grey, The Last Days on Mars) has just dropped this 3-minute short that pitches The Leviathan as a full-throttle…
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- Max Evry
Ruairi Robinson may not be a name you're familiar with, but after this video, it should be one you'll remember. The director has only one feature-film to his name (The Last Days On Mars) but this concept trailer for The Leviathan blows most modern-day sci-fi flicks out of the water. What follows is a glimpse into the future where hard labor includes the pursuit of gargantuan creatures. The style that follows is part Blade Runner, part Avatar, part Pacific Rim, and All awesome! Enjoy! »
- Sean Wist
The last time we saw director Ruairi Robinson is was with his feature debut The Last Days on Mars. Now, he's back with this proof of concept/pitch trailer, made with the support of the Irish Film Board, for The Leviathan, a new sci-fi concept from Fight Club screen writer Jim Uhls that comes across as Moby Dick with space whales. And yes, the below trailer is as awesome as that description suggests. The Leviathan -- Teaser from Ruairi Robinson on Vimeo. Again, this is only a pitch, but the strength of the visuals should at least get it noticed, and hopefully the story will seal the deal, as I find myself really wanting to see this on the big screen. »
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