Fox Picks Up 'The Leviathan'

Movement on Ruairi Robinson's proposed sci-fi film The Leviathan happened fast. The director posted a proof of concept trailer just days ago, which led to Neill Blomkamp and Simon Kinberg joining the project as producers. Now Fox has bought the The Leviathan movie pitch and the script for the film, written by Jim Uhls (Fight Club).

Variety reports. We figured that's how this would go, with Kinberg having a regular home at Fox and Blomkamp newly installed at the studio to make his Alien movie. It's not quite the kind of movie Fox would have made even a couple years ago, but Kinberg obviously wields some significant influence at Fox now.

Details beyond that are thin. We've got the description of The Leviathan that launched with the proof-of-concept trailer that got all this going in the first place. That trailer played kind of like a space-bound mix between Moby Dick and Dune, but hopefully there's a lot more to Uhls' script than that.

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.

Here's the trailer once more: