Ruairi Robinson is at the top of my “directors to watch” list. While his The Last Days On Mars wasn’t everyone’s favorite, his previous shorts and commercial work are astounding – I’m sure many of you remember “Blinky”, the sci-fi short about the psycho-robot?
He was also once attached to Akira, which he would have killed for Warner Bros. He’s clearly a visionary with some incredible talents, and that’s going to be put to use with The Leviathan.
The Leviathan was a proof of concept short that went viral that looks like Jaws in space, with some heavy Alien and Star Wars inspiration.
After spreading across the Web, X-Men writer and producer Simon Kinberg came aboard to produce, says Deadline, with Fight Club‘s Jim Uhls penning the project. Kinsberg’s first-look deal with Fox also gives Robinson potential studio backing should they decide to move forward.
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 that take part in the hunt for the matter are mostly involuntary labor.