Writer Daniel H. Wilson made quite a splash a few years back with his novel Robopocalypse, which unsurprisingly inspired a Steven Spielberg movie adaptation, which may or may not actually wind up in theaters at some point. But if you’d like to see a cinematic version of one of Wilson’s stories sooner rather than later, look no further than the short film based on his short story The Nostalgist. We first reported on the short last January, and now the project has turned to Kickstarter to raise funds to finish up the effects work and post-production.
The Nostalgist is already shot, and you can see footage from it in the Kickstarter video up top. It looks pretty damn impressive for a low-budget affair. What it still lacks are finished effects and other various post-production elements, and that’s where the Kickstarter comes into play. The project is hoping to raise £30,000. It’s currently sitting at £12,529, with 14 days remaining. As with any Kickstarter campaign, contributions of varying amounts will get you increasingly nifty rewards, starting with exclusive blog content and ranging all the way up to an executive producer credit and invitation to the film premiere in London.
You can actually read Wilson’s short story over on Tor’s website, and you can also keep track of the project via the official Facebook page. Even if you’re not in the giving mood, The Nostalgist looks to be one that’s worth keeping tabs on until the finished film is available. Here’s a quick synopsis:
With properly tuned ImmerSyst eyes™ & ears™ the futuristic city of Vanille can look and sound like a paradise. But the carefully curated life of a father and his son threatens to disintegrate when the father’s eyes™ begin to fail. Desperate to avoid facing his own traumatic reality, the man must venture into a city where violence and danger lurk beneath a skim of beautiful illusion.