Anton Yelchin’s Sci-Fi Short RISE Is Getting a Feature Film Adaptation

Last year we saw an incredible sci-fi short film starring Anton Yelchin called "Rise." The short came from director David Karlak, and I've got the awesome news that it will be adapted into a feature-length film. "Rise" is definitely one of those rare short films that deserves it.

The story is set in a dystopian future “where man's attempt to create artificial intelligence has spun wildly out of control.” The sentient robots “are targeted for elimination after they develop emotional symmetry to humans and a revolutionary war for their survival begins.”

The script for the film will be co-written by Karlak who will also direct. He will write the film with Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, who previously worked on the Saw series.

The film will be produced by Johnny Lin, who is working on the upcoming Tom Cruise film American Made, and Brian Oliver, who has worked on films such as Hacksaw Ridge and Black Swan. Lin said in a statement:

"Brian and I are extremely excited to have an opportunity to build a film franchise based on David Karlak’s wildly popular short. I hope this is the start to a long-lasting financing and producing relationship."

It’s so cool to see an original project like this get picked up and turned into a movie, and I hope that it ends up being successful. However, it’s kinda sad that Yelchin isn’t around to be a part of it. I hate that we won't see any more movies with him.

Karlack is currently set to direct another film for Fox called Outliers, which is a supernatural action film that he pitched to the studio. 

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