Film shorts are a great way for budding film makers to get their work noticed and for Kasra Farahani, his short ‘Noon’ did just that. Seems like Chernin Entertainment, the production company behind ‘Touch,’ ‘Terra Nova’ and ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes,’ has brought the rights to the short and will be developing it into a feature film.
Farahni is mainly known in the industry as a concept artist and has worked on ‘Halo 4: Forward unto Dawn’ as well as many big budget films such as ‘Thor,’ ‘Men in Black 3,’ and the upcoming ‘Star Trek into Darkness.’ Apparently, his dream is to direct, so taking a scene out of a sci-fi screenplay he wrote, Farahani made the short film ‘Noon.’
Unlike ‘R’ha,’ which was entirely made via CGI, ‘Noon’ focuses on the characters in this tension building short putting the sci-fi emphasis more in the background. Considering that films that have been labeled as sci-fi these days normally brings alien attacks, lots of computer generated images, robots and massive CGI futuristic action sequences, ‘Noon’ is a surprising and delightful change in scenery.
Farahni has described the short saying it “sets up the world’s unique premise and introduces our protagonist, Gray, a coyote numbed to the cruelty of the world and his part in it. We watch Gray struggle to salvage what humanity still exists within him when profit is pitted against morality.”
‘Noon’ is set 200 years in the future where an eruption at the Earth’s core causes a shift in the planet’s axis which stops the cycle of night and day. The South Pole became a place of unending night while North experiences continual light. The short focuses on Gray, a man who “struggles to salvage what humanity still exists within him” when he is hired to transfer illegal immigrants to Noon.
Although Farahani is attached to direct the feature version of his short, Chernin plans on first hiring a scribe to rework the script before setting it up with a studio.
So while it may be awhile before audiences can see the big screen version of ‘Noon’ we do have the short which you can watch below! It’s a great snippet of what to expect from the soon to be feature film director.
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