Just 10 days after the proof-of-concept trailer was first released, 20th Century Fox has picked up the sci-fi thriller The Leviathan from director Ruairi Robinson (The Last Days on Mars). We reported earlier this week that Simon Kinberg has come aboard to produce with Neill Blomkamp serving as an executive producer. Simon Kinberg has a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox, so the project landing here makes perfect sense.
The Leviathan is set in the 22nd Century, where mankind has developed the ability to travel faster than the speed of light. This is made possible by harvesting exotic matter from the largest creatures Earth has ever seen, but those who are tasked with obtaining the matter do so involuntarily. Ruairi Robinson's three-minute proof-of-concept video has been viewed more than 1.2 million times since debuting last week, which helped build plenty of buzz for this sci-fi film's potential.
Ruairi Robinson is directing from a screenplay by Jim Uhls (Fight Club), although it isn't known if 20th Century Fox is putting this project on the fast track or not. Ruairi Robinson made his directorial debut with the 2013 sci-fi thriller The Last Days on Mars, starring Liev Schreiber and Romola Garai. In case you missed it last week, you can check out The Leviathan proof-of-concept video and concept art below.