9 director Shane Acker is currently developing a new feature film project called Deep, described as an apocalyptic undersea adventure. The cool thing about this film is that it will use a video game engine to render the environment and characters, which will end up saving a lot of money. The filmmaker is teaming up with game developer Valve to make this happen.
According to Firstshowing, the story has the feel of an underwater western, and "takes place after humanity has moved below the water to escape nuclear fallout. The crew of the Norwood, a nuclear submarine, must find out the truth about the Wayfarers, a splinter group with the potential to entirely wipe out humanity."
This sounds like a cool story, and it will be interesting to see how this gaming technology helps the movie get made and what the final product will look like. Making this film on a game engine will also easily allow for the movie to be adapted into a video game.
I really enjoyed Acker's 9, and I've been waiting to see what he'd do next. Now we know what his next project is, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out! What do you think about this new animated feature being made with Valve's gaming engine?