'Safe House' Director Heads to Warner Bros. for 'Morningstar' Sci-Fi
Next month we'll see how Daniel Espinosa fares with his latest thriller Child 44 starring Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman and Noomi Rapace (watch the trailer right here). But the director of Safe House is already looking ahead to his next project, and it's going to take him into the realm of sci-fi. The Wrap reports that Espinosa is in talks to be at the helm of Morningstar, a secretive sci-fi flick set up at Warner Bros. Pictures. Details are being kept under tight wraps, but the script from David Birke is said to have the potential for some world-building (which means potential franchise) and has a story in "the tradition of a Cold War thriller."
That doesn't give us much to go on, but original science fiction ideas at the studio level are hard to come by, so count us intrigued for the time being. Espinosa hasn't exactly blown me away with his work behind the camera, but Safe House was a decent enough thriller and Child 44 looks like it could be a compelling adult drama. Hopefully the scripts gives Espinosa something good to work with and we're not just looking at a disaster in the making like the disappointment that was Jupiter Ascending. But it's nice to see Warner Bros. isn't giving up on sci-fi despite that box office bomb last month.