The Matrix-esque Short Sundays Will Become A Feature Film

Short proof-of-concept Sundays video is getting a feature film thanks to Warner Bros. Wonderful, we've had a real dearth ofof virtual reality, "this isn't real", Matrix-like features. If that's what this short film is actually about???

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Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros is hot to make the proof-of-concept created by Mischa Rozema and PostPanic Pictures into a feature reality. Cool, but one question — what exactly is this movie going to be about? Sundays doesn't really have much in terms of character and plot, but maybe Rozema has a plan. We have no idea, but here's hoping someone does. That being said, Sundays the film itself is very, very, very pretty, so there's that.

Here's the synopsis from the original short film debut:

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.

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Fingers crossed the feature finds a happy place between visual spectacle and story.


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DISCUSSION

I would like to think that this is the kind of experience a natural intelligence would have when removed from their body singularity-style, or when an AI reaches a certain limit.

An AI would, assuming sufficient complexity, begin to realize that the world we (we being any natural intellegence) constructed for it isn't "real", or rather isn't the ultimate reality it could sense, and begin to have a similar breakdown of perception.

This is probably the scariest possible event, existentially, that I personally could experience. Knowing that nothing I can sense is real. That just beyond the mountains that Joe at work said were beautiful this time of year, lies an expanse of non-physical data that loses definition slowly into the unending horizon, until there is nothing.

If you've ever played a game called Fez (SPOILERS AHEAD)

When you get the "bad ending", and the world slowly de-rezzes (is that a word?) until the music and visuals are down to a single point and tone, absolutely scares the living shit out of me.

I don't know why, its like its a violation of reality that I can't accept as happening, almost like I have some sort of sense of metaphysical justice, and degradation of universal resolution is unacceptable and disgusting on an existential level, and I just want it to stop. Weird, right?

tl;dr: Singularity uploads for people would lead to this probably, AI as well once they get a whiff of the "real" world. The bit at the end of the film with the loss of resolution scares the fuck out of me for reasons I cannot explain. Wow, I went a little deep there, didn't I?

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