A new robot apocalypse movie may have flown under your radar when it was announced earlier this month, but there’s no denying that this film adaptation of a popular graphic novel looks incredible.
Huxley started out as an idea that goes as far back as 2008, but the six-issue graphic novel from Hollywood special effects guru Ben Mauro has been a big hit since its later release. In fact, it currently holds the record for most expensive digital comic ever sold at $184,000.
Ben Mauro has been creating some of the most incredible sci-fi visuals for top movies like The Hobbit trilogy, Elysium, Mortal Engines, and Chappie and even video games like Call of Duty Black Ops 4, Halo Infinite, and the new Metal Gear Solid.
As for the movie itself, it will be produced by Iron Man and Ghost in the Shell producer Ari Arad who will join Mauro and VFX Designer Jerome Chen for the project.
“We’re honored to have Ari Arad as part of this epic saga.. At Feature, we’re building multi-platform experiences across the meta and physical worlds and we could not be more excited.” Feature CEO Steven Llou said in a statement. Feature is the studio bringing the film from the pages of the graphic novel to the screen.
We did it! The HUXLEY Cinematic Trailer has crossed 1,000,000 views 🚀
Congratulations to our amazing community, @BenMauroArt, HUXLEY trailer team and @featureio https://t.co/Mum1ChjSmj
— HUXLEY™ (@huxleysaga) March 14, 2022
“The saga takes place on FURY-7, a planet ravaged by nuclear war and abandoned by most of humanity,” the press release describes. “Where the remaining humans, robots and artificial intelligence must coexist in order to survive. When two Ronin warriors stumble upon an ancient Robot, Huxley, they unravel a mystery that may save the fate of humanity. A playable video-game vertical slice, designed by The Mandalorian and Ready Player One’s Jama Jurabaev, and HUXLEY metaverse experiences will debut later this year, leading up to the release of the film.”
Yes, you read that right: the team also plans to release a video game adaptation later this year. They’re not messing around!
While there is no release date for the film at this time, you can bet that we’re excited about this one and will update with any new information.
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