Wes Ball to Adapt His Post-Apocalyptic Animated Short RUIN for Live-Action Feature; Fox Sees Franchise Potential

     July 19, 2012

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Fox liked what they saw in Wes Ball’s animated short, Ruin—enough to pre-emptively buy the movie rights before Ball could meet with other studios.  According to Heat Vision, the studio even sees “franchise potential” with Ruin.  The plan is for Ball to direct a live-action adaptation based on a script he will co-write with T.S. Nowlin, working under the supervision of producers McG and Lucasfilm’s Steve Tzirlin.  This will be Ball’s feature directorial debut after a career in graphic work on Blu-ray and DVD featurettes, including Star Trek.

Ball and Nowlin have plenty of freedom to develop a story, since the short is dialogue-free and the plot revolves entirely  around a big chase scene.  Said chase scene is thrilling, and the design of the ruined world is inviting, so the short is worth a watch after the jump.

The video description reads:

RUIN – An animated short set in a post-apocalyptic universe. It’s an introduction to a much larger project in the works.

A much larger project indeed.

I really like the stretch where they go through the tunnel.  That looks great.

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