Chronicle and I, Robot producer John Davis has picked up the film rights to Archetype, a sci-fi short directed by Aaron Sims that you can watch below. Davis has a first-look deal with Twentieth Century Fox.
In the short, starring Robert Joy and David Anders, “RL7 is an eight-foot tall combat robot that goes on the run after malfunctioning with vivid memories of once being human. As its creators and the military close in, RL7 battles its way to uncovering the shocking truth behind its mysterious visions and past.”
Heat Vision says that Sims runs the Aaron Sims Co., a previs and visual effects company with credits including War Horse, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and The Thing. Sims would direct the feature from a script by Guy Busick and Ryan Murphy. John Norris will produce with Davis.