Wes Ball Adapting His Animated Short RUIN July 23, 2012 Animated short set for live-action adaptation. Heat Vision has learned that artist and filmmaker Wes Ball is working 20th Century Fox to develop a live-action feature based on his awesome animated short ‘Ruin.’ Released in March the dialogue-free, 8-minute short is set in a post-apocalyptic North American city overgrown with foliage and revolves around a cinematic and thrilling chase sequence. Ball, who is based at OddBall Animation, will direct the feature and will co-write the screenplay with T.S. Nowlin. Heat Vision reports that McG and Steve Tzirlin (‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’) are negotiating to produce. 20th Century Fox is believed to be eyeing the property as a potential franchise.