Neill Blomkamp makes live-action short film to accompany Anthem


Electronic Arts has revealed that film director Neill Blomkamp has created a live-action short film entitled Conviction based on BioWare’s forthcoming game Anthem.

The company describes it thus: “In Conviction, Blomkamp brings the vast world of Anthem to life with his own story set decades before the beginning of the game. The full short is set to go live on February 14 on the Oats Studios YouTube channel.”

Blomkamp – the director of District 9, Elysium and Chappie — said: “I was really blown away by this incredible world BioWare created the very first time I saw Anthem. Conviction sets the stage with a narrative that touches on Anthem’s beautiful and immersive world, which is ripe for exploration by these powerful Javelins. A world where danger is lurking on every ledge and in each valley.” 

Anthem is poised for release on 22 February, on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. For further information on BioWare’s newest IP, visit the game’s website.