Before his unfortunate passing last year, Anton Yelchin, best known for his role as Chekov in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek movies, starred alongside Rufus Sewell in a sci-fi short film entitled Rise. Helmed by visual effects artist David Karlak, the five-minute-long concept film explores a dystopian near-future where “sentient robots are targeted for elimination after they develop emotional symmetry to humans and a revolutionary war for their survival begins.”
According to Variety, Hacksaw Ridge producer Brian Oliver and Filmula’s Johnny in have obtained the rights of Rise through Warner Bros. and is now being developed into a feature film, with the hopes of turning it into a franchise. The short film’s creator David Karlak has also been tapped to direct the big screen adaptation.
Watch the the Rise below.–POLA POCKET