Watch the new sci-fi short about to ignite a Hollywood bidding war

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Jul 4, 2015, 6:04 PM EDT

It's amazing what can be done with nothing more than a computer, time and a boatload of talent. So before the Hollywood bidding war kicks off, check out the latest hit sci-fi short that has studios salivating.

Created by amateur filmmaker Kaleb Lechowski, 22, the new CGI short R'ha is centered on the classic tale of a civilization almost annihilated by its own weapons, as the machines turn on their creators. Yeah, you've seen that story everywhere from Terminator to Battlestar Galactica, so what makes this one unique? Lechowski has focused his story on a four-armed alien soldier, captured by the machines and used in an elaborate ploy. That's right—no human characters at all.

The effects are fantastic, and it's easy to see why Hollywood is buzzing about this 6-minute short. It took Lechowski a full seven months to create the short, but it looks like it was well worth the effort. The video was only posted yesterday, but it's already garnering major attention from studious, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The premise looks like a great setup for a feature. Check out the short below and let us know what you think:

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)