When we watched Kasra Farahani's short film Noon, about a tidally locked future Earth and a coyote who smuggles immigrants into the arctic city of perpetual daytime, we immediately wanted a feature-length version. Now, the Hollywood Reporter is reporting that a big-screen version of Noon is in the works.

Chernin Entertainment, which produced Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Oblivion, has picked up the movie rights to Noon. Farahani is attached to direct the film, but Chernin will bring in a screenwriter to work on Farahani's script.

It's always great to see a studio picking up an original science fiction project, and this is getting added to our list of short films that we're excited to see on the big screen.

Chernin Entertainment Picking Up Hot Sci-Fi Short 'Noon' [THR via GeekTyrant]