A while back Grizzly Bomb covered a great short film made by Kaleb Lechowski called R’Ha, about an alien race at war against a robotic menace. The short had ultra realistic alien character and a tense interaction between it and a sinister robotic foe.
The great news is that one of the driving forces behind the Star Wars movies Rick McCallum is trying to get it developed into a feature film. Not only that he has brought on board Star Wars – Clone Wars producer Steve Tzirlin to be the producer. Fans of the short that are worried about Kaleb getting left out of this equivalent can relax because Kaleb is back as the director working from a script by Matthew Graham (who worked on the original Life on Mars series). This is exciting news because there is some seriously awesome talent getting behind this film. Rick seems excited. Here is a quote from him (from Geek Tyrant) showing why he decided to get behind the project.
[quote]What inspires me and our team is that there are no humans whatsoever in the film, and yet Kaleb has come up with a world that is so engaging and so alive and so real that it really is very different from anything else I have seen in the sci-fi world.[/quote]
I can see why Rick would be interested in this project. Aside from the fact that the original was amazing with some of the best CGI I have ever seen in a short it also feels like a lost scene from the Star Wars series. In its basic form Star Wars is the fight between good versus evil and this short scene from R’Ha encapsulates all of this. If done correctly this should be an incredible film as long as they keep true to the source material. The best thing about the short was the tension created between none human characters so hopefully we will have a fully alien movie experience with no humans in the film at all. I will leave you with a piece of art from Kalebs Deviant Art page which shows the alien in body armour standing over a very human looking foe. Could this be part of the new film? Keep checking with Grizzly Bomb for more information on the movie as it unfolds.