It is being reported that a proof of concept trailer that was being shopped around last week has already been scooped up by 20th Century Fox. The Leviathan sounds a bit like a Moby Dick set in the future.
The synopsis of the film reads “By the early 22nd century mankind had colonized many worlds. Faster than light travelwas made possible by harvesting exotic matter from the eggs of the largest species mankind has ever seen. Those that take part in the hunt are mostly involuntary labor.”
Simon Kinberg and Neill Blomkamp who produced Elysium and Chappie together are on board to produce The Leviathan. Ruairi Robinson will direct from a script by Jim Uhls (Fight Club).
Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past, “Star Wars Rebels”) is on board to produce the film along with Neill Blomkamp (with whom Kinberg produced Elysium and Chappie) as executive producer. Ruairi Robinson will direct from a script by Jim Uhls (Fight Club). Creature designer Jordu Schell, a designer of the Na’vi for Avatar designed the Leviathan.
See the amazing proof of concept trailer below!