Watch 'The Leviathan' Concept Trailer Has Shades Of 'Moby Dick' And 'Dune'

Irish filmmaker Ruari Robinson, who made the short Blinky and was attached to one version of the live-action Akira remake, wants to make a large scale sci-fi film inspired in part by Moby Dick, and he's created a proof of concept trailer to show off some of his ideas. The Leviathan would be a film in which hunters harvest the eggs of a mind-bogglingly huge animal in order to power interstellar travel. While the particulars of the film remain mysterious, if that idea sounds good you should immediately watch The Leviathan concept trailer.

All we have about the plot of the potential film is this:

By the early 22nd century mankind had colonized many worlds. Faster than light travel was made possible by harvesting exotic matter from the eggs of the largest species mankind has ever seen. Those that take part in the hunt are mostly involuntary labor.

See what you can get from the concept trailer:

Mostly, what I get out of that is scale, and the realization that I really like whatever combination of a luck dragon and sandworm was flying through the sky. Beyond that it's hard to tell. We don't know anything about the characters that might inhabit the world (or universe) that also contains such a beast. They'll be kind of important, and hopefully given as much development effort as the Leviathan itself.

Robinson posted The Leviathan concept trailer to Vimeo. Twitch alerted us to it. The header image is a piece of concept art shared on Twitter by Robinson, created by Jim Murray based on a creature design by Jordu Schell.