[Welcome to the Sci-Fi Lunch Break, where we'll be occasionally supplying you with a cool bit of audio/visual goodness to break up the monotony of the work day. You bring the turkey on rye, we'll bring you something out of this world to watch while you eat it.]
Just the other day Micah shared with us the trailer for Parallel Lines, an experimental ad campaign Phillips created to promote their new line of televisions. They gave five different filmmakers the same set of dialogue and asked them to then make a short film around it (not unlike how Project Greenlight chose their directors). All five shorts are quality stuff, but the standout for sci-fi fans is Carl Rinsch's The Gift, which The Hollywood Reporter tells us is now at the center of a bidding war to turn it into a feature film.
You'll recognize Rinsch as not only the man who was supposed to direct the Alien prequel before Ridley Scott reclaimed it, but also as the creative eye behind some of my favorite commercials. I, for one, am glad to see he has not abandoned his robot fetish.