Watch the Chilling Sci-Fi Short That Might Become the Next “District 9”

Uncanny Valley

Argentine director Federico Heller’s “Uncanny Valley” is a short film about virtual reality and video games that envisions a terrifying application of mostly-existing technology. It’s just 8 minutes long, but its scope and relevance is such that you find yourself thinking “This should be a feature film.”

We won’t go into detail about its plot—just check it out:

UNCANNY VALLEY (2015) from 3DAR on Vimeo.

Deadline reports that “Uncanny Valley” was shown privately around Los Angeles last week and “is being shopped around as a feature film with multimedia aspects, with Independence Day: Resurgence scribe Carter Blanchard developing the feature take to show to investors.” With the buzz-cat essentially out of the bag, the short film was posted online earlier this week.

If all goes well for “Uncanny Valley,” it will essentially follow the development path of “Alive in Joburg”—the short by Neill Blomkamp that became District 9.

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Published on: December 4, 2015

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2 Responses to Watch the Chilling Sci-Fi Short That Might Become the Next “District 9”

  1. John says:

    A combination of Surrogate and Quantum Gate. This is the next evolution and it would definitely make a great movie.

  2. Daniel Iván says:

    Sadly, this short comes with every platitude available in the market. Tattooed male equals violent person only repressed by its addiction to technology. Gamer equals anti-social easily manipulated automaton. Oh, and they don’t even take the time to design and rig the actual technology used to produce the virtual reality in situ (floating persons are VFX 101). I am wondering what can be so appealing to the industry about this, and the answer comes fast: it is easy to digest and offers more shortcuts than questions, more answers than troubles.


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