Back in March we showed you an awesomely beautiful animated short action film called Ruin, directed by Wes Ball. The movie is set in a post-apocalyptic North American city overgrown with green foliage. It's really an impressive short, so it's not really a surprise that it's going to be adapted into a live-action full length feature film.
20th Century Fox has made an offer to acquire the rights for the short, and McG (Terminator Salvation) is in negotiations to produce it. Ball is attached to direct the feature, and will co-write the script with T.S. Nowlin. Lucasfilm executive Steve Tzirlin is also in negotiations to produce the film. He oversaw story and script development for Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The studio is hoping to turn this into a franchise.
According to THR, Ball worked on Ruin on and off for two years. Before this deal, he did graphic work for HBO and Blu-ray and DVD featurettes for such movies as Star Trek and Aliens in the Attic. He also won a Student Academy Award bronze medal in 2003 for his story A Work in Progress.
This is a great looking short, and it's great that Ball is going to get to turn it into a feature film! Congratulations Ball, we hope you have a blast making this film and starting a new career! Watch the short, and let us know what you think about it getting the big screen treatment!