Carl Rinsch’s The Gift, which we showed you earlier today, is attracting attention from multiple studios who want to adapt it into a feature film. Heat Vision reports that Warner Bros. and Fox are in a bidding war to adapt the property. HV gives Fox the slight edge because Rinsch directed the short as part of RSA, Ridley Scott’s commercial house, and Scott has a longtime association with Fox. I wonder if Fox is having second thoughts about giving the Alien prequel to Scott instead of Rinsch when Scott has fifty other projects he could choose from.
For those that haven’t watched the short, I’ve once again included it after the jump. The best way to describe the film is robot-Jason Bourne meets MacGuffin meets Half-Life 2 in Moscow.