This short film, called "The Gift," is about a box whose contents seduce both humans and robots. It's directed by newcomer Carl Erik Rinsch, a Ridley Scott protege, and [update] several studios are bidding to make it into a feature film.

Rinsch, a commercial director who was originally tapped to do the Alien prequel, scored big with this short, according to THA today:

On Wednesday, the day the short came out, a bidding war broke out between several studios — longtime rivals Warner Bros. and Fox are in the mix, according to sources — who see feature potential in the short. Some speculate the project will end up at Fox, because Rinsch is part of the stable of RSA, Ridley Scott's commercial house that produced the short, and Scott's longtime association with Fox.


[short spotted via Slashfilm]

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