Hollywood planning feature based on eye-catching viral.
Heat Vision has word that Warner Bros. Pictures and producer ‘Harry Potter’ producer David Heyman have secured the feature film rights to Stephan Zlotescu’s visually impressive sci-fi short ‘True Skin.’
Released last week, the six-minute short is set in the not-too-distant future where everyone is augmenting their bodies. With augmentation too expensive in the U.S., the protagonist heads to the black market of Bangkok where he gets a hold of a mysterious chip that he discovers is slowly turning him robotic — and is a hot commodity wanted by shadowy forces.
According to the trade, the plan is for Zlotescu to direct an expanded incarnation that will see the hero “thrust into a race against time to elude his pursuers and save what’s left of his humanity.”