After working with J.J. Abrams on the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness, concept artist Kasra Farahani is looking to branch out on his own. Farahani made a short film called Noon,which managed to get him a film deal with Chernin Entertainment.
Kasra Farahani is a very accomplished production designer and concept artist from Los Angeles, California. He has worked on some of the biggest movies of recent years, including Avatar, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. According to THR, Chernin Entertainment (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) will be developing Noon into a feature length film, with Farahani attached to write and direct.
Noon is set 200 years in the future, when mankind’s greed for oil drilling has created a giant earthquake that lasted for 50 years. It also destroyed the planet’s ability to spin on its axis, rendering half of the world to be trapped in eternal sunshine, while the other half is imprisoned in darkness. There is only one city left on Earth, and it’s called Noon. Farahani’s explains:
NOON is a scene from a completed feature screenplay. The short sets up the world’s unique premise and introduces our protagonist, Gray, a coyote numbed to the cruelty of the world and his part in it. We watch Gray struggle to salvage what humanity still exists within him when profit is pitted against morality.
This sounds great! There have been numerous movie projects that have been developed from science fiction short films, most notably Neill Blomkamp’s District 9. Kasra Farahani’s short film is fascinating and expertly made. Hopefully, the film will be successfully expanded into a good piece of science fiction. You can check out Noon for yourself below.