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Universal Buys Cup Of Tears
Another short with movie ambitions

19 May 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Heat Vision Blog

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What, has Hollywood run out of board games that quickly? Okay, so maybe there are plenty of old toys still knocking about the cupboard just waiting for film-hungry executives to find them, love them and squeeze the nostalgic juice out of them to fuel the movie machine, but right now short films are enjoying a real renaissance in the Hollywood fodder food chain. We reported last week about Pixels being looked at as a film, and now Gary Shore’s Cup Of Tears is a hot property for Universal.

The Heat Vision Blog brings word that the studio – and UK producing arm Working Title – has picked up the rights to music Shore’s short with plans to expand It into a movie.

Shore, who has made commercials for such companies as Adidas and music videos for bands including Big Red, began work on the faux trailer-style mini-pic last year, squeezing in shooting time between projects and calling in favours from industry mates to help create a cinematic calling card. Well, it worked, and now a writer will be brought in to pen a script from Shore’s treatment.

Cup Of Tears as it stands right now, focuses on a strange Asian locale called Spirit Town, where ninjas stalk the night, floating battle vessels guard sacred cups and revenge comes cheap. You can take a gander below at the footage in all its 300/Sin City-style CG/live-action blended glory. Sure, it's got the slick visuals - but now Shore will have to prove he can handle a full narrative film...

 


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