Stanley Kubrick’s seminal work ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ is an inspiration to all tales about space that came after it. That film starred Kier Dullea as Dr. David Bowman, a role that the actor would reprise again later in his career. Though Dullea appeared in a couple of other sci-fi films throughout the years, he’s been largely inactive since 2009. Now, in a new sci-fi short, the actor returns to the genre that got him noticed in the first place.
Written and directed by Eli Sasich, 76-year old Kier Dullea stars alongside Christopher Reeves’ Lois Lane, Margot Kidder, in the new short film ‘HENRi’. The story follows a spaceship that becomes self-aware and begins to build itself a body. Thanks to Blastr, you can check out the trailer, which sort of gives off a vibe similar to Duncan Jones’ ‘Moon’ or a really eerie ‘Wall-E’. Following the trailer, you can find the synopsis of the film:
‘HENRi’ is an epic new sci-fi short film starring Keir Dullea (‘2001: A Space Odyssey’) and Margot Kidder (‘Superman’). Kickstarter funded, and two years in the making, ‘HENRi’ tells the story of a derelict spaceship that becomes self-aware and builds itself a mechanical body in order to feel alive. Utilizing a mixture of quarter-scale miniatures, in-camera effects, and computer animation, ‘HENRi’ is a completely unique and visually stunning short film.
This intriguing short has been playing at a number of festivals since it’s completion last year, but you can watch the whole thing at it’s official website from the comfort of your own home.
What do you think of the trailer for this film featuring two highly revered names in the science fiction genre? What do you think of the various methods utilized in creating ‘HENRi’? Share your thoughts in the comments below!