It feels sometimes like there are about ten million people trying to break into the movie business via their homemade short films, which they hope someone will see and love. Many of these are so technically inept that it would be hard to spot a spark of genius if there was one; others may be watchable, but not worth watching. Every so often, though, one stands out, wins that elusive deal and, for better or worse, gives hopes to the other 9,999,999 dreamers.
We have news about one of these rare cases: Variety reports that Paramount has bought the rights to Clark Baker’s short film “Vessel” and plan to develop it into a feature. Baker will direct and Stephen Susco is writing the script.
ComingSoon describes the original short film:
“…the short blends practical creature effects with modern VFX, telling the story of Liberty Airlines’ Flight 298 and its passengers. Shortly after takeoff, the passengers encounter an otherworldly force and are thrown into a fight for their lives.
You can find it online at redux.com.