Rise, a short film starring late actor Anton Yelchin, is being made into a feature-length movie by Hacksaw Ridge producer Brian Oliver and Johnny Lin.
Here’s a brief synopsis of the David Karlak-directed sci-fi short, courtesy of its Vimeo page:
“In the near future, sentient robots are targeted for elimination after they develop emotional symmetry to humans and a revolutionary war for their survival begins.”
Yelchin in Rise
“Brian and I are extremely excited to have an opportunity to build a film franchise based on David Karlak’s wildly popular short,” said Lin (via Variety). “I hope this is the start to a long-lasting financing and producing relationship.”