Universal’s upcoming sci-fi film Spaceless has bagged itself a director in the form of Cary Fukunaga, whose Jane Eyre adaptation is set to hit UK screens next month.
Now, whilst the auteur behind a period costume drama might seem a slightly odd choice for an action-packed, space-set adventure movie, it’s probably worth remembering that Fukunaga was also responsible for the altogether more kinetic Sin Nombre. He’s not just about the corsets…
Spaceless will follow the plight of an assassin who wakes to find himself drifting aimlessly through space. With only an in-suit computer for company, he’s got time to do a bit of thinking until he eventually runs out of air.
As he struggles to recall the events that led up to this point (including a hit conducted within a space station), our (anti)hero begins to question whether he is in space at all, or trapped in an artificial prison by an unknown assailant.
As first reported by The Playlist, Fukunaga will be joined by Gore Verbinski as producer, and will get the chance to tinker the script to his liking with a round of wholesale re-writes. Could this be another cerebral sci-fi to file alongside Duncan Jones’ recent double-header of Moon and Source Code?
The film adds to an increasingly busy slate for Fukunaga, who recently confirmed he will write and direct the Civil War-set heist movie, No Blood, No Guts, No Glory.
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