Oats Studios - Volume 1 - Firebase

Halbe Stunde Monster-Vietnam-Action von Neil Blomkamp, so ein bisschen wie eine Verfilmung einer alten EC-Comics-Story mit Zombie-Soldaten, weirden UFO-Flammenwerfern, Space-Time-Soldiers und Flußgöttern aus totem Fleisch. Holy crap.

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FIREBASE DLC includes:
HQ 5.1 Video File
HQ Stereo Video File
Concept Art
3D Assets
More to come as we package up content

The Verge hat ein Interview zum Kurzfilm: Neill Blomkamp on his next short film, Firebase, and life in a virtual simulation:

Firebase is set in the Vietnam War, and it has some pretty horrifying things going on — even for a war. What inspired this story, and where did it come from?

The initial idea was the concept of living in a virtual simulation: simulation hypothesis was the core basis. The theory behind this was born out of the idea that we exist in a simulated construct, where there are errors or anomalies. If you think of the universe as a piece of software, then there would be this self-correcting code that would come in and fix the erroneous code.

We came up with the idea of someone who accidentally breaks through the program and is able to see and understand that there's more to reality than the level they exist in. We wanted someone who could play with the laws of thermodynamics, time, and space. In the case of the River God, he’s acting almost subconsciously. He’s more of an error or an anomaly. Plus, the idea of a science fiction story set in Vietnam is interesting, and a concept I haven't seen that much of.

In this film, the River God starts tampering with the fabric of space-time. This universe corrects that by sending in people like Hines, who don't understand why they were drawn to these anomalies, or what their purpose is. They just know they have to stop this thing from happening. On a higher level, he's almost like an antivirus program.