"We were once mankind. We were humanity. And now, we're no more than pests." Although at one point it looked like Sigourney Weaver would reprise her role as Ripley in Neill Blomkamp's (seemingly) now-defunct Alien movie, the duo have teamed up on a new intriguing project featuring different aliens that are just as sinister as the Xenomorphs in the short film Rakka, the first horrifying and altogether engrossing short film from Blomkamp's recently launched Oats Studios.

In order to have creative freedom and high audience engagement outside of the big studio system, Blomkamp launched Oats Studios to develop a series of experimental short films. Featuring the filmmaker's trademark blend of amazing VFX, engaging characters, and harrowing action, the new short film Rakka can be watched below.

In addition to Weaver, Rakka also stars makeup effects wizard Alec Gillis as one of the human resistance fighters. More short films are on the way, and Blomkamp is even open to the idea of developing them into feature-length films if the opportunity arises and the reception to them is good.

We'll be sure to keep you updated as more Oats Studios projects are revealed. In the meantime, check out the studio's official Steam page for more information, and in case you missed it, check out the previously released trailer for Volume 1 of Blomkamp's new short films.

From Oats Studios' Steam Page: "Oats Studios makes experimental short films – a testing ground for ideas and creativity. Leading to full scale feature films based on ideas created here. If you like what you see, get behind us. Check out our Oats Studios - Volume 1 Assets page to purchase additional content."

From Oats Studios' YouTube Page: "Rakka is the first short film from Oats Studios. For more info visit us on Steam https://store.steampowered.com/app/63...

Want to get involved or support this project? We've made film assets for Rakka available on Steam and will be adding more later. Join the discussion and support this experiment on Steam or our official web page:

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