Ruairí Robinson, the imaginative Irish director behind Last Days on Mars, has released a teaser/proof-of-concept video for his latest endeavour, The Leviathan.
The film, which is supported by the Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry., is based on a script from screenwriter Jim Uhls (Fight Club), with Nick Ryan, Robbie Ryan and Billy O’Brien of Irish production company Floodland Pictures on-board.
A successful commercials and short film director and animator, Robinson was Oscar-nominated for his 2001 short Fifty Percent Grey.
The visuals of this mightily impressive teaser are almost entirely the work of Robinson himself. If the rest of the film is half as good we are in for a real treat.
By the early 22nd century mankind had colonised 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 are mostly involuntary labour.