The internet truly has become a viable starting gate for future filmmakers.
Warner Bros. has just picked up the feature film rights to True Skin, a sci-fi short film that just hit the web last week.
David Heyman, producer of the Harry Potter franchise, will oversee the project.
Stephan Zlotescu, director of the short, is signed on to make his feature directorial debut. He started off as a visual effects artist, working on popular music videos for people like Lady Gaga and Kanye West.
THR describes the plot:
“The short is set in the not-too-distant future where everyone is augmenting their bodies. The story’s hero can’t afford to augment in the U.S., so he heads to the black market of Bangkok, where he gets hold of a mysterious chip that he discovers is slowly turning him robotic — and is a hot commodity wanted by shadowy forces.”
Always good to see fresh talent break through the impenetrable gates of Hollywood.