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McG Facing Ruin
Producing feature from Wes Ball's short

20 July 2012  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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McG Facing Ruin

Wes Ball's short film Ruin got the suits at Fox so excited that they've shelled out for the feature rights before Ball could even meet with another studio. Terminator: Salvation and This Means War director McG is now in talks to produce the full-blown Ruin film, under his Wonderland Sound and Vision banner.

The original eight-minute incarnation of Ruin - which you can watch online at Vimeo - is an impressive extended chase sequence, set in an abandoned city where nature has taken over. It begins with a masked scavenger going about his or her daily business (vibes of Richard Stanley's Hardware here, for those that know it), before a security drone arrives, sparking an action-packed air-to-ground pursuit.

There's no plot as such - the film is basically an FX/CGI showreel which took Ball two years to produce - but there are hints of dark, dystopian corporate shenanigans in shots of buildings and tech belonging to one Haven Nanosystems. 

Unsurprisingly, Ball has a background in graphics, and has worked for HBO and on DVD features for the likes of JJ Abrams' Star Trek. The planned Ruin feature, however, will be live-action. Ball is currently at work on the screenplay with TS Nowlin (who's also behind the developing Ruper Wyatt / Charlize Theron project Agent 13), and also intends to direct, under McG's watchful eye...


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RE: McG Facing Ruin
I got excited when I read the title because I thought is was financial ruin and that he's going to stop making shit. More

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