Very cool . . . and soon to be a full-length feature film it seems. This comes via io9. This could be a very awesome series for the Sci-Fi network, too.
Charlie Jane Anders
It's well worth checking out this five-minute short film, Mech: Human Trials. Not only has it been picked up to become a full-length movie (something there's plenty of scope for), but it's also packing enough excitement and cool ideas into five minutes to keep you rewatching and rewinding.
In Mech: Human Trials, a mysterious drug not only fixes damage to your body, it makes you stronger and gives you superpowers. But it also slowly takes away your humanity, and turns you into something... else. Here's the official synopsis for the film, written, directed and produced by Patrick Kalyn:
After a serious accident, a man is introduced to a designer street drug promising to restore his ravaged body. Desperate to mend himself, he becomes consumed by the drug - only to discover it is threatening his humanity.The short film was first teased by an anti-drug PSA over at Don'tDoMech.com, and then posted in its entirety online. And according to The Wrap, IAM Entertainment is already developing the movie as a full-length feature, directed by Kalyn and written by Mike Le, whose script Patient Zero made the Black List of unproduced screenplays in 2013.
[via First Showing]