Warner Bros. wins bidding war to bring sci-fi short Sundays to the big screen

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Mar 27, 2015, 11:08 AM EDT (Updated)

The awesome little sci-fi short film Sundays has been lighting up the Internet this week, and in a few years it could be blowing up the box office.

Deadline reports Warner Bros. has won a bidding war to snag the film rights to the short, which is basically The Matrix meets District 9 in regard to vibe. Director and writer Mischa Rozema used Kickstarter to raise approximately $50,000 to bankroll the film, which has the feel of something with a much (much, much) higher budget. Seriously, this guy knows how to rock a shoestring.

The studio is apparently fired up to get this one off the ground quickly, which isn’t much of a shock, considering they fought off Fox and Sony Pictures for the rights. Rezema will apparently be meeting with studio execs in the coming weeks, and a writer could be hired soon after that to help flesh out the concept for feature length.

Here’s the official synopsis, which breaks down some of the major themes:

The end of the world seems like a nightmare to Ben. A memory of a past life that doesn’t belong to him. When Ben starts to remember Isabelle, the only love he’s ever known, he realises she’s missing in his life. An existential descent into confusion and the desperate need to find out the truth begins. This reality depicts a stunning, surprising and dark world. A world that is clearly not his.

Check out the original short film below just in case you missed it as it took over the Internet the past week or so:

Do you think Sundays will be a good fit for the big screen? What do you want to see more (or less) of from the concept?

(Via Deadline)