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McG to produce big screen adaptation of the short film Ruin

07.20.2012
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20th Century Fox is negotiating the rights to Wes Ball's short film RUIN to adapt it for the big screen. McG will produce the film and Ball will direct. Fox apparently is looking to make this a franchise (does anybody not look to make franchises these days?). Ball will cowrite the screenplay with T.S. Nowlin.

The short film, which premiered in March, takes place in a post-apocalyptic city that has fallen to ruin and is being reclaimed by nature. There is certainly an action element to the film and Ball's official YouTube page indicates it is part of a much larger story. No indication is given to what that story is.

Ball worked on the film for two years in between doing graphic work for HBO and other companies. This has the potential to be something pretty awesome, but it is hard to judge without a plot to go by.

Extra Tidbit: Scenes from RUIN were purchased by NBC to be used in their upcoming series REVOLUTION. I wonder if that will have any impact on Fox's purchase.

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1:25AM on 07/21/2012
I'm assuming that the gas throttle is on the left handle, because there's just no way he could throw grenades and wield small swords with his right hand while driving a motorcycle.
I'm assuming that the gas throttle is on the left handle, because there's just no way he could throw grenades and wield small swords with his right hand while driving a motorcycle.
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11:52PM on 07/20/2012

That was sick

animation :) I deft want to see more.
animation :) I deft want to see more.
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11:41PM on 07/20/2012
I really enjoyed that short film, it was very cinematic, dynamic, exciting, technically superb and creative. While I did enjoy Terminator Salvation, I wonder if McG is the right fit for a feature-length adaptation of this. I don't know, it just feels more up the alley of Neill Blomkamp or Duncan Jones, someone more well-versed in high-concept science fiction. And it would be wise to distance this from the Terminator films, as inspiration could be misconstrued as copycatting.
I really enjoyed that short film, it was very cinematic, dynamic, exciting, technically superb and creative. While I did enjoy Terminator Salvation, I wonder if McG is the right fit for a feature-length adaptation of this. I don't know, it just feels more up the alley of Neill Blomkamp or Duncan Jones, someone more well-versed in high-concept science fiction. And it would be wise to distance this from the Terminator films, as inspiration could be misconstrued as copycatting.
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6:53PM on 07/20/2012
Wow! I don't know about a feature film version but this shorfilm was fantastic!
The music was very John Williams-ish, wasn't it?
Wow! I don't know about a feature film version but this shorfilm was fantastic!
The music was very John Williams-ish, wasn't it?
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