You’ve probably never heard of Aaron Sims. He’s a conceptual designer / special effects master but you have definitely appreciated his work on films like War of the Worlds, Transformers 3, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Thing, and Sucker Punch. Sims has worked queitly in the movie industry for 25 years and worked with some of the movie giants like Steven Spielberg, Zack Snyder & Martin Campbell on big projects.
Sim’s latest project is the short film ARCHETYPE and it is simply stunning to look at. As well as working on the robot, set, and special effects design Simms has stepped behind the camera to direct.
The story synopsis is:
RL7 is an eight foot tall combat robot. Only problem is he’s starting to remember once being human. Now on the run from an all powerful corporation that will stop at nothing to destroy him, RL7 desperately searches for the truth behind his mysterious memories before it’s too late.
Archetype stars Robert Joy, David Anders and Elle Newlands. I am excited to see the final product after that teasing trailer. The robot look is fantastic, menacing while still remaining tragic.