Last month we brought you a very cool sci-fi short film called Noon, which was directed by Kasra Farahani. It was one of those short films that I was sure would get picked up by a studio to be developed into a feature film, and guess what? That's exactly what's happening!
According to THR the short will be turned into a feature film by Chernin Entertainment, the same production company that brought us Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
Farahani is actually a concept artist who's worked as an art director on Thor, Men In Black 3, and Star Trek Into Darkness. The director wrote a full script for the film, and the short he made is a scene from that script. What I liked about the short most was that he put the story and characters above the special effects and eye candy.
The director previously explained that the short "sets up the world’s unique premise and introduces our protagonist, Gray, a coyote numbed to the cruelty of the world and his part in it. We watch Gray struggle to salvage what humanity still exists within him when profit is pitted against morality."
As for the story behind the movie, it's "set in two centuries in the future where, due to a shift in the Earth’s axis, the Arctic is one of the only inhabitable lands left, although it is in a perpetual state of day. The scene focuses on a man who facilitates the transfer of illegal immigrants in Noon, the city-state up there."
Congratulations to Farahani on the deal! I think it's awesome that we'll actually see this movie get made! Check out the short below!