A recent trailer released by A24 left sci-fi fans searching for words after the footage delved them into a world of mystery. Moviegoers were intrigued and eager to find out the meaning of the footage. However, there is nothing much to go from here, since the video was “untitled.”
Initially, it was unsure whether A24 was about to announce the “untitled” sci-fi trailer as one of its upcoming movie/TV series. Baseless rumors also suggested that Shane Carruth was the director of the film. He also appeared as Coroner in “Swiss Army Man,” a movie by A24.
Unfortunately, the hype was entirely misleading. It has been revealed that the “untitled” trailer is in fact a sci-fi short film by A24. Moreover, it has been titled “Toru.”
A24’s ‘Toru’ Is A Sci-Fi Short Film
The details were reported by The Film Stage. The website was able to find set photos that matched with the footage from the trailer. Moreover, details on the production crew were also unveiled.
A24’s Toru is a sci-fi film directed by Jonathan Minard and Scott Rashap. The cinematography is by Matt Mitcheel and the score is by Brian McComber. The short film’s runtime is confirmed to be 14 minutes long.
Plot Details Is Emotional Yet Intriguing
The short film is in Japanese but will contain English subtitles. The mysterious plot of the film has also been posted. As expected, it has left fans awestruck but also disheartened.
Wicked Local has provided the synopsis of the short film. The plot has been provided below. Fans can also check out the page for behind-the-scenes still and other details.
“With a science fiction undercurrent, Toru centers on the story of a baby boy, named Toru, born with a fatal lung condition. As he only has a few days to live Toru’s parents sign him up for a trial experiment that would simulate a full life in a matter of days. The film follows Toru’s dream-like life simulation as a boy named Todd growing up in a New England suburb, and concludes in futuristic Japan.”
Fans who haven’t been up-to-date on A24’s sci-fi trailer can check it out below. Daily Disruption’s earlier story on the footage can also be read here. The release date of the short film hasn’t been revealed yet.