Director Ruairi Robinson (who won an Oscar for his animated short Blinky) has teamed up with Jim Uhls (the screenwriter of Fight Club) to create this pitch/proof of concept short film titled The Leviathan.
In the future, faster-than-light travel has been discovered, but the fuel for it comes from hunting vast aliens that swim through the upper atmosphere of gas giants.
I’m a big fan of the Alien school of industrial sci-fi, where the technology looks like it belongs more in an oil rig than an Apple store. And Ruairi Robinson and his team obviously have a strong SFX game, as this looks fantastically realistic and thought out.
I’d love seeing what they could make of this if a studio picked it up:
[UPDATE: It’s now been picked up. Sweet]