JANE EYRE Director Cary Fukunaga to Helm Universal’s Sci-Fi Drama SPACELESS

     August 1, 2011

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Director Cary Fukunaga is moving from Gothic period piece to sci-fi drama (as one does). The director has closed a deal to helm the sci-fi film Spaceless for Universal. Heat Vision reports that the story centers on an assassin who awakens to find himself tumbling through space in a space suit equipped with a computer designed to keep him company until he runs out of air. The man must reflect upon how he got into the present circumstances—which includes breaking into a space station to carry out a hit—in order to solve the mystery of his death. He begins to question his reality, however, as he wonders whether he’s actually floating aimlessly through space or trapped in an artificially created environment.

Gore Verbinski is producing, and Fukunaga will rewrite the screenplay that was written on spec by Jeff Vintar. I was a big fan of Jane Eyre, so I’m intrigued to see his take on the sci-fi genre. And may I suggest a re-teaming with Michael Fassbender, please? The director also recently attached himself to write and direct the Civil War-set heist film No Blood, No Guts, No Glory.

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