As we reported last week, our own Ruairi Robinson has been shopping The Leviathan with a proof-of-concept teaser and a script written by Fight Club's Jim Uhls.

The video itself has since gone viral and has been posted across several websites.

It's now been announced that Chappie / District 9 director Neill Blomkamp and Cinderella / X-Men: Days Of Future Past's producer-writer Simon Kinberg has come onboard the project.

They'll be acting as producers and, we're guessing, working to shepherd the project into a major studio.

We're pretty excited about this one, namely because A) it looks incredible, B) it's an original script and C) he's Irish and we back our own.

If you haven't seen the trailer, check it out below!