I’m not all that familiar with cyberpunk, so I don’t feel comfortable passing complete judgment on the trailer for Offline. I will say this, however: At nearly five minutes, the trailer feels like a short film (the idea, originally, was for a short film, but it’s now being developed into a feature length one). It comes from Matthew Santoro, who did the visual effects for AvP — Requiem and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Basically, it looks like nothing but visual effects. It’s hard to tell where it’s going. Or what’s going on. It’s very low budget, but if anything, the effects are great considering the lack of money involved.
And here’s the synopsis:
In this future, the world is dying a slow and ugly death. In an effort to cope or perhaps out of pure denial, humanity has become increasingly obsessed with mass media. The Internet has evolved into an all-consuming visceral experience where every one’s perception of the world around them is fully customized. The brown smog in the sky can be easily ignored when a beautiful sunset is projected through your optic nerve, courtesy of the Naneuron Corporation.
But like all systems there are glitches.
(H/T Kris )