The story was very well received and got many literature awards back in the day. It's fantastic material for a SF film that we hope to make some day, but in the meanwhile we decided to make a short animated film based on a single motive from the story. We want to make a stop-motion animated film with puppet, real sets and props. We are going to combine it with CG effects, matte painting and all the technology that allows to make good film with lower costs.
I'm the production designer, Paweł Czarzasty is directing and Rafał Buks (BuksFilm) is producing the short.
So please take a look on the first materials we want to share.
At the beginning Hornic's transporter sketches.
And here are photos from beginning of the modelling process. Jacek Spychalski is doing a great job interpreting my sketches.
More updates will come shortly.