'Search for Happiness' Director Heads 'Out of This World' for Sci-Fi

August 5, 2014
Source: Deadline

Peter Chelsom

Relativity Media didn't have much success with their family sci-fi adventure Earth to Echo, but that doesn't mean they're giving up on the genre. Deadline has word that the studio is developing Out of This World, another sci-fi adventure about a kid named Gardner who leads a rather unique life because he's raised by scientists in secret on a Mars colony after his astronaut mother passes away. Flash forward 16 years and Gardner heads back to Earth in order to road trip across America with a young woman, in search of the father that he has never known. That's an interesting twist on an otherwise familiar coming-of-age tale.

The script comes from Allan Loeb (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Rock of Ages) and Hector and the Search for Happiness director Peter Chelsom will be at the helm of the film. Considering the charm that Chelsom brought to romantic comedies with Serendipity, we're hoping he can bring a unique vision for this story that feels like it has the potential to be a very unique sci-fi story. Relativity Media will release Out of This World themselves, but it's not clear when production will start or when the film might end up in theaters. We'll be sure to keep you posted. Sound cool?

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