Irish Film: Twentieth Century Fox picks up Ruairi Robinson’s The Leviathan

Variety is reporting that a major studio, in the shape of Twentieth Century Fox, has picked up Irish director Ruairi Robinson’s new science-fiction film The Leviathan.

This news comes in the wake of Neill Blomkamp and Simon Kinberg joining the film as producers. Kinberg has a first look option with Fox, and Fox’s Steve Asbell brought the pitch in and will oversee for the studio.

The film, which Robinson released an epic teaser for last week, is based on a script from screenwriter Jim Uhls (Fight Club), and follows futuristic astronauts harvesting exotic matter from the eggs of the largest species mankind has ever seen.

That teaser has already clocked up over 1.2 million views on Vimeo and hundreds of thousands more on YouTube.

A successful commercials and short film director and animator, Robinson was Oscar-nominated for his 2001 short Fifty Percent Grey.

The Irish Film Board has given development funding to the projects, with Aditya Sood joining as producer.