Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Wes Craven 1939-2015
Horror maestro dies aged 76
Matt Damon Talks Bourne 5
''It’s Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe...''
Goosebumps Scares Up A New Trailer
Jack Black battles a beginning, a middle and a twist
New Trailer For Nicolas Cage's Pay The Ghost
Hush - here comes another boogieman
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
26 August 2015
Maze Runner Director Wes Ball Attached To Fall Of Gods
Adapted from a fantasy book
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials
18 September 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Maze Runner (2014)
Empire Star Rating
3 Days To Kill (2014)
Empire Star Rating
This Means War (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Terminator Salvation (2009)
Empire Star Rating
We Are Marshall (2007)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

McG Facing Ruin
Producing feature from Wes Ball's short

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

submit to reddit

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...


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

First Still From Last Days On Mars
Liev Schreiber on the red planet
Hugh Laurie May Be Robocop's Villain
UPDATE: He's no longer in talks

Your Comments

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

Posted by Workshed at 21:25 on 22 July 2012 | Report This Post

Given the article's title...
This is very disappointing news. More

Posted by jackmanstoletheshow at 17:26 on 20 July 2012 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Evil Media: Haunted TVs, Tapes And Tunes
Ten sinister reasons to go off-grid

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)