Jesús Orellana’s critically acclaimed animated short Rosa is one step closer to becoming a full-length feature…
20th Century Fox has tapped Will Dunn has been hired to write the script for the live-action, sci-fi film version of Rosa, based on the young Spanish filmmaker’s short film.
Orellana is set to direct the project, which is being produced by Simon Kinberg as well as Raymond Brothers and Scott Glassgold of IAM Entertainment.
Rosa, which made a massive splash when it played at several film festivals late last year, is described as “an epic sci-fi short film that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where all natural life has disappeared. From the destruction awakes Rosa, a cyborg deployed from the Kernel project, mankind’s last attempt to restore the earth’s ecosystem. Rosa will soon learn that she is not the only entity that has awakened and must fight for her survival.” Rosa is a bit like Pixar‘s Wall-e, but much darker, as Rosa wanders through the lifeless planet, until she discovers she is not alone.
Orellana, a comic book artist, made the short from his home computer in Barcelona, with the intent of directing a full-length feature.