EA and BioWare Partner with Neill Blomkamp on Anthem Live Action Short
Today, Electronic Arts and Neill Blomkamp, the director of District 9, Elysium, and Chappie, have announced that they have collaborated on Conviction, an original live-action short-film based on BioWare’s Anthem. In Conviction, Blomkamp brings the world of Anthem to life with his own story set decades before the beginning of the game. This live-action short invites viewers to experience Blomkamp’s unique style of creating photorealistic visual effects and bringing them into the real world, this time with EA’s new game.
A teaser of Blomkamp’s Conviction is now live, with the full short going live February 14th. In the short, people will see the player city of Fort Tarsis in the game come to life, and the freelancers that live within it. These freelancers who use Javelin exosuits, have been re-created by Neill’s team to show them in live action as they fight off the main villain and head of the evil Dominion faction, the Monitor.