Aayatana is a science fiction film concept written with a very current perspective that draws influence from classic science fiction works as well as recent inspirations from video games and Japanese anime.
A few key distinctions that set this project apart from the saturated sci-fi/fantasy genre are: its very current nature, the attention to detail from a design standpoint (nothing is there to simply look “cool”), and heavy emphasis on character development.
The story is set in the present day between Earth and a region of the Milky Way Galaxy known to its human occupants as the Avaran Cluster. Kari, an Avaran pilot, awakens to find that she has been placed on a reconnaissance mission to a legendary planet known as Aayatana, or, homeworld.
She is confronted with a flood of information and tries to grasp the mission’s significance, while still coming to terms with a rapidly approaching mortality due to her sacrifices as a warrior.