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Irish Filmmaker Ruairí Robinson’s new film ‘The Leviathan’ gets backing from Neill Blomkamp and Simon Kinberg
23 Mar 2015 : Seán Brosnan
Ruairí Robinson’s proof of concept video has 1.2 million views on Vimeo and hundreds of thousands of plays on YouTube
Irish filmmaker Ruairí Robinson’s new film ‘The Leviathan’ has received a strong Hollywood backing this week – with Neill Blomkamp (director of ‘District 9’ and ‘Chappie’) and Simon Kinberg (writer/producer of ‘X men) coming on board.

The development comes after Robinson released a three and a half minute proof of concept video last week which has already amassed 1.2 million views on Vimeo and hundreds of thousands of plays on YouTube.

The film, which is supported by the Irish Film Board, is based on a script from screenwriter Jim Uhls (‘Fight Club’), with Nick Ryan, Robbie Ryan and Billy O’Brien of Irish production company Floodland Pictures on-board.

According to Deadline, Kinberg and Blomkamp have come on board as producer and executive producer, respectively. Kinberg is well known to audiences for writing and producing films in the ‘X men’ film series while Blomkamp has directed films such as ‘District 9’, ‘Elysium’ and ‘Chappie’ (which is in Irish cinemas now).

The film follows futuristic astronauts harvesting exotic matter from the eggs of the largest species mankind has ever seen.

Robinson has previously worked on the science fiction film ‘The Last Days on Mars’ starring Liev Schrieber and was Oscar nominated in 2001 for the animated short film ‘Fifty Percent Gray’.

Check out Robinson’s proof of concept video for ‘The Leviathan’ below:

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