December 3, 2009

Giant Robots -- I for One Welcome our Mechanical Overlords

Here's a short film by aspiring Uruguayan director Fede Alvarez that ended up netting him a $30 million development deal with Sam Raimi's "Ghost House" production company. Apparently, Kanye West, of all people, linked to his film on his blog, and that got Alvarez the Hollywood attention he needed.

Called "Ataque de Panico," or "Panic Attack," reports are that Alvarez made the film for $500. Considering that I already think it's better than either "Transformers" film, that's almost beyond comprehension. I'm ready for a new guard in scifi action cinema myself. Less Michael Bay and James Cameron, more Neill Blomkamp ("District 9") and Fede Alvarez, please.

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