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Watch Neill Blomkamp's Dystopian Short Film Adam: The Mirror

Nobody except Neill Blomkamp knows what it looks like inside his head, but we've got a feeling that it has to resemble his latest short film.

The visionary director of District 9 and Elysium revealed Adam: The Mirror, a brief but compelling sequel to last year's Adam: Chapter 1, a short designed to showcase the creative power of the Unity video game engine. Blomkamp created The Mirror entirely with the system.

The story is set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland and centers on a human whose brain was wiped and placed inside a robotic body. He and other prisoners who have been exiled from a walled city were rescued by a mysterious outsider, and The Mirror picks up the story from there. In it, we see Adam learn more about his past, which is just as shocking to him as it is to those around him. The next installment, The Prophet, will be released soon.

It's just the latest in a string of short films that Blomkamp has assembled for his own Oats Studios including Rakka with Sigourney Weaver, Zygote with Dakota Fanning, and God: Serengeti with his frequent collaborator Sharlto Copley. 

While Blomkamp seems perfectly suited for weird and experimental shorts like this, he's still working in Hollywood. Although his planned Alien sequel is "totally dead," he recently signed on to helm the sci-fi thriller The Gone World.