"Project Kronos"

Story centers on first encounter with extraterrestrials

Armory/Benderspinkweiner has come on board to develop a feature-film adaptation of Hasraf Dullul’s short sci-fi film “Project Kronos.”

Dullul, a VFX artist on “The Dark Knight,” “Hellboy 2″ and the mini-series “The Bible,” will direct from his own screenplay. Shot as a faux-documentary, Dullul’s 14-minute short chronicles a space agency of the near future and its first contact with intelligent life on an interstellar space mission.”

Producers are Chris Lemole and Tim Zajaros of Armory Films, Chris Bender, JC Spink & Jake Weiner of Benderspink and Scott Glassgold and Raymond Brothers of IAM Entertainment. Glassgold and Brothers developed and produced the original short film, which debuted earlier this year.

Armory/Benderspinkweiner is planning an early 2014 start date for the production and is underwriting the project via its recently established film fund.

Benderspink’s comedy “We’re the Millers” opens Aug. 7. It recently set up “Criminal” with Millennium Films.

Watch: Click here to view the “Project Kronos” short film.

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