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‘Rise:’ Short Film Starring Anton Yelchin To Be Made Into a Feature — Watch the Original Here

Producers Johnny Lin and Brian Oliver obtained the feature rights from Warner Bros.

Anton Yelchin in "Rise"

The sci-fi short “Rise,” starring the late Anton Yelchin and directed by David Karlak, will be made into a feature. Producers Johnny Lin (“Bernie”)  and Brian Oliver (“Black Swan”) —from Filmula and Cross Creek, respectively— obtained the feature rights from Warner Bros., as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

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The short is based on a screenplay written by Karlak with Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (the “Saw” films, “The Collector”). Here is the official description of the short film: A dystopian future, where man’s attempt to create artificial intelligence has spun wildly out of control, leading to a war between man and machine. 

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“Brian and I are extremely excited to have an opportunity to build a film franchise based on David Karlak’s wildly popular short. I hope this is the start to a long-lasting financing and producing relationship.” Lin told THR. Lin is the executive producer for Tom Cruise’s upcoming film “American Made.”

Watch the original short film below.

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