Author and expert roboticist Daniel H. Wilson's chilling Robopocalypse and its sequel, Robogenesis, may or may not ever make it to the big screen, but here's another of his imaginative works that might. Wilson's original idea for a new science fiction thriller, Alpha, was optioned by Brad Pitt's Plan B and is on the fast track toward a completed screenplay being written by Wilson himself.
The exact plot and synopsis of Alpha is a secret, but it's said to be a realistic sci-fi survival story in the vein of Jack London's White Fang. This is the second genre project grabbed by Pitt's production company after its acquisition of the rights to Scott Snyder's eerie new supernatural comic-book series, Wytches. Alpha is to be distributed by Lionsgate and directed by first-time director Anthony Scott Burns, who initially garnered attention from his excellent Tron: Destiny fan trailer and short film Manifold. No word yet on whether Pitt will star in Alpha, and much depends on his availability in the wake of his other commitments and projects like the follow-up to World War Z.
We'll keep you in the loop! For now, check out Burns' ambitious Tron 3 fan short: