Warner Bros. has quickly acquired the feature rights to Stephan Zlotescu's short film True Skin, less than a week after it debuted online. David Heyman (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2) is attached to produce through his Heyday Films banner.
Warner Bros. has acquired the short film True Skin for a feature adaptation
The short film takes place in a future where everyone is augmenting their bodies, and those who don't find themselves falling behind the rest of society. The story centers on a man who finds a black market chip in Bangkok that slowly turns him into a robot. Soon thereafter, he becomes pursued by shady organizations. The feature will throw the protagonist in a race against time, both to evade his captors and to save the last shreds of his humanity.
Stephan Zlotescu will direct, with Jeffrey Clifford, Scott Glassgold, and Raymond Brothers producing alongside David Heyman. The studio is hoping to make a low-budget high-concept hit in the same vein as Fox's Chronicle.
Stephan Zlotescu is best known as a visual effects guru who also directed music videos for artists such as Kanye West, Lady Gaga, and Nicki Minaj.