Last May, we featured a teaser for Temple, a cyberpunk short directed by Nguyen-Anh Nguyen. Some of you may remember him from the live-action Akira fan film that emerged a couple of years back. Recently, Nguyen released the full 8-minute sci-fi thriller, and it’s an exciting watch for anyone interested in the genre. Ngyuen is also using the short to generate interest and funding for a feature length version.
Set in the near future, a disease is causing organ rejection in humans. One man must fight to secure cybernetic enhancements to save the life of another. The fights are literal – he has to steal the body parts from others. Much like Nguyen’s Akira trailer, the production values are high. There’s a fusion of classic cyberpunk elements: dystopian themes, transhumanism, sprawling cityscapes, and it hints at plenty more to come.
You can learn more about the future of the project here, and watch it below.