Confirmation & Plot Info for Cary Fukunaga's Sci-Fi Project 'Spaceless'
Ah I love hearing about new sci-fi in the works. Just a few weeks ago it was reported that Jane Eyre and Sin Nombre director Cary Fukunaga had become attached to a sci-fi project at Universal called Spaceless. There were a few details about the plot initially, but THR has posted confirmation of his involvement and slightly different synopsis. Whichever one you read, this still sounds as awesome as it first did. Fukunaga has now "closed a deal" to direct Spaceless, and is rewriting the screenplay based off the original spec by Jeff Vintar. Director Gore Verbinski is producing the project through his BlindWink Productions. Read on!
Here is THR's description for Spaceless: "The story centres on an assassin who wakes up inside a spacesuit tumbling helplessly through space, with a computer designed to keep him company until his air runs out. He must try to solve the mystery of his death, which began when he broke into an orbiting space station to carry out a hit. The man, however, begins to question his reality, unsure if he is succumbing to madness or in an artificially created environment." So the plot thickens. A Holodeck movie? This also sounds oddly familiar to Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity, which is about a lone female drifting in space after a space station mishap. I love this Spaceless concept and I can't wait to see how Fukunaga will mess with our heads bringing it all to life.
For now it sounds like things are progressing and Spaceless could be next for Cary Fukunaga if everything pans out. We'll keep you updated on the status of this intriguing sci-fi project and any development updates.
Anonymous on Aug 2, 2011
That does sound cool. Seriously, Hollywood needs to be buying more original spec ideas from new writers. Fuck all these comic books and remakes. Seriously, audiences want original material - as well as the big Marvel stuff.
MACRO on Aug 2, 2011
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