Ash Thorp and Anthony Scott Burns’ short Lost Boy is too visually stunning to look away from, leaving the viewer wanting more. Now there is a possibility they will indulge this need. Thorp and Burns are pitching a larger project to turn the nine-minute story into a full length film.
Directed by the two as a production of PostPanic Pictures, Lost Boy falls into the same category as Tron and Mad Max. Given the cult popularity of the two, especially the critical acclaim of last year’s Mad Max: Fury Road, the interest and competition for the cyberpunk short will be intense.
It was inspired by American action and Japanese samurai films such as Blade Runner and Alien as well as Spaghetti Westerns and The Warriors. The largely silent short introduces a gritty, dark, barren world, telling the story of a punk woman fleeing a human cyborg through the visuals, actions, and intensity of the actors. According to the short’s description, humanity’s arrogance led to their demise and they were doomed when they saw their physical domain as nothing more than simple programming.
Thorp is also best known for his design and art direction work on some of the biggest movies and video games, including Iron Man, Prometheus, X-Men, and Call of Duty. He recently worked on the just-released Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
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