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Fox picks up Controller, based on Saman Kesh's trippy sci-fi short

04.27.2015by: Kevin Woods

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It was only a month ago when we learned that 20th Century Fox had picked up THE LEVIATHAN, based on director Ruairi Robinson's awesome proof-of-concept trailer. Now another trippy sci-fi short has caught the attention of Fox with plans to expand the story to bring it to the big screen.

Deadline is reporting that Iranian-American filmmaker Saman Kesh's CONTROLLER with REAL STEEL director Shawn Levy set to produce. Relative unknown Alev Aydin is writing the screenplay.

CONTROLLER is described as...

...a sci-fi rescue film that turns the damsel-in-distress trope upside down. It is set in the homogenized future of New-Taipei, where an imprisoned young woman who has enormous psychic powers perpetrates her own rescue by taking physical control of her boyfriend, turning him into a helmeted Terminator.

You can check out the proof-of-concept short below. I think it's pretty badass.

CONTROLLER (控制者) from Saman Kesh on Vimeo.

Extra Tidbit: What did you think of CONTROLLER?
Source: Deadline

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