Irish director Ruairi Robinson has been tapped by QWERTY Films to take the reins on their upcoming sci-fi/horror offering, The Animators – the story of ill-fated space explorers who stumble across something horrible on the Martian surface.
Screen Daily dropped the early word – and it’s still very early in that we don’t have anything in the way of casting and/or release info to report at this point.
If Robinson’s name sounds familiar, it might be because he was, at one point, attached to direct the live action Akira adaptation. “Robinson’s animated short “Fifty Percent Grey” was nominated for an Oscar back in 2002, and since then he was behind the sci-fi short “Silent City,” with Cillian Murphy, and is currently completing another short, “Blinky,” which stars Where the Wild Things Are star Max Records as a boy whose Christmas present turns out to be a little sinister.”
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