Paramount has acquired Clark Baker‘s sci-fi/horror short film Vessel and tapped genre scribe Stephen Susco (The Grudge) to write the feature version, which will be directed by Baker, reports Variety. The short premiered right here on Bloody Disgusting!
Described as being in the vein of Alien, The Thing and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the short film Vessel blended practical creature effects with modern VFX to tell the story of a group of airplane passengers who encounter an otherwordly force shortly after takeoff and are thrown into a fight for their lives.
The short was written by the helmer’s fellow Chapman University grads Matt and Ross Duffer, who wrote and directed WB’s upcoming thriller Hidden starring Alexander Skarsgard and Andrea Riseborough. READ MORE
Clark Baker has provided Bloody Disgusting an excluisve first look at his short film Vessel, an ambitious sci-fi horror project in the vein of Alien, The Thing and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Vessel features a blend of old school, practical creature effects and slick, modern day VFX.
“The story focuses on Liberty Airlines’ Flight 298 and its passengers. Shortly after takeoff, the passengers encounter an otherworldly force and thrown into a fight for their lives!”
Watch it below and tell us what you think!
When a reckless bank robber and his rebellious teenage hostage hole up for the night in a bad motel, anything can happen. A mysterious stranger and dark twists of fate send this night into a descent of bloody madness in this deadly game of cat and mouse where nothing is what it seems. Lock yourself in for this bloody tale that is equal parts classic suspense thriller and grindhouse horror.