While Serbia isn’t exactly well known for its anime, one such movie that did emerge from the country, Technotise, has just been picked up by Legendary Pictures, producers of 300, Watchmen and the Chris Nolan Batman film, for a big-budget live action remake – and it was all thanks to a fake trailer.
The Serbian film caught the eye of Scott Glassgold and Raymond Brothers, who bought the remakes rights and then decided to try and sell it to Hollywood. To help them, they got Jaron Pitts, who produced a fan-made Green Lantern trailer last year that went massively viral, to do the same for Technotise, bringing together footage from all sorts of different sources, such as Minority Report and Children Of Men, to convey the vision for the movie. That trailer caught the eye of Avatar co-writer Laeta Kalogridis earlier this year and she started pitching the idea of a live action version to the studios, with Legendary taking the bait and paying her to come up with a script.
The original Serbian movie is set in Belgrade in the year 2074, and centres on a failing art student who decides to get a chip implant to circumvent studying but it ends up giving her incredible powers, before beginning to take over her body and brain.
You can take a look at Pitt’s faux-trailer for a live action Technotise below.