What exactly is director Neill Blomkamp‘s (District 9, Chappie) new project Oats Studios, which we first heard about last month? Well, even Blomkamp isn’t sure exactly what path it’s going to take his career down, but the basic gist is that the label is going to serve as a testing ground for ideas and creativity, allowing Blomkamp to make experimental shorts that he’s going to be unloading direct to his fans.
“Fueled by pure creativity and passion,” the studio’s goal is to, essentially, make cool shit that may someday soon become even bigger cool shit. Get it? Got it? Good, because the first Oats Studios short just hit the net (for free!) and holy shit is it cool.
Set in the year 2020, the short (part of Oats Studios: Volume 1) is titled Rakka, and it takes us into a fully-realized world that’s quickly being taken over by lizard-like alien monsters. They’ve killed millions and are doing cruel experiments on countless others, decorating our landmarks with our dead and making our world their own.
The short centers on a small group of survivors, led by a badass Sigourney Weaver(!), who are taking a stand against the vicious alien invaders.
Check out Blomkamp’s INCREDIBLE new film below!
RAKKA is the story of broken humanity following the invasion of a technologically superior alien species. Bleak harrowing and unrelenting, the humans we meet must find enough courage to go on fighting.
Learn more about the bold new venture on the Oats Studios website.