Film on Yelchin's 'Rise' in the pipeline

Indo Asian News Service

Los Angeles, March 4 (IANS) Sci-fi short film "Rise", which starred late actor Anton Yelchin, is being developed into feature-length movie.

"Hacksaw Ridge" producer Brian Oliver and Filmula's Johnny Lin are developing a feature-length version of the short film, reports variety.com.

The five-minute film, directed by David Karlak, takes place in a world where man's attempt to create artificial intelligence has spun wildly out of control, leading to a war between man and machine.

Oliver and Lin will fully finance and produce the feature film. They obtained the rights through Warner Bros, where the project had been set up initially, in the hopes of developing a franchise.

"Brian and I are extremely excited to have an opportunity to build a film franchise based on David Karlak's wildly popular short," Lin said, adding that hopes "this is the start to a long-lasting financing and producing relationship".

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