Director Ruairi Robinson (The Last Days on Mars) and screenwriter Jim Uhls (Fight Club) released their proof of concept “teaser” video for The Leviathan, which has racked up over 1.4 million Vimeo views. This led to involvement of Blomkamp as executive producer and X-Men: Days of Future Past writer Simon Kinberg, who will produce the feature.
Now, Variety reports that hot on the heels of Blomkamp and Kinberg becoming involved, 20th Century Fox has picked up the film. Given Kinberg’s first look deal with the studio and Blomkamp developing Alien 5, this comes as no real surprise. In fact, given the impressive visuals and hints of an expansive universe in Robinson’s short film (see below), a feature version of The Leviathan was practically a given.