ComingSoon reports that Ruairi Robinson will finally make a big studio film. After being attached to direct Akira for Warner Bros. and leaving the project. The sci-fi horror thriller film The Last Days On Mars will be Ruairi's first full big movie after making some impressive short films. They also report that WETA Digital will handle the special effects. Hopefully this means WETA Workshop will also handle the props for the film too. WETA's credits include Avatar, King Kong, District 9 and Rise of The Planet of The Apes.
"As their last day on Mars draws to a close, the astronaut crew is
on the verge of a major breakthrough – collected rock specimens reveal
microscopic evidence of life. Meanwhile, communication is underway with
AURORA, the approaching spacecraft that will relieve the crew of their
operations. In their last hours on the planet, two astronauts go back to
SITE 9, a cavernous valley on the surface of Mars, to collect further
evidence of their discovery. But a routine excavation turns deadly when
one of them falls to his death and his body taken host and re-animated
by the very life form they sought to discover."