A film adaptation of the comic The Nye Incidents is moving along, with Todd Lincoln (The Apparition) set to direct. The comic, created by Whitley Strieber and Craig Spector, is set in the world of alien abductions and centers on a medical examiner hunting down a serial killer committing crimes in the alien abductee community. Unfortunately, Bill Nye the Science Guy is nowhere to be found. Strieber will be involved as a consultant on the film, and Heat Vision reports that the approach is to make an “anti-alien invasion” movie, with the tone never veering into X-Files territory while remaining terrifying.
Daniel Alter is producing the adaptation for RKO. They’re currently looking for a writer to work with Lincoln on the project. Hit the jump to read a synopsis of The Nye Incidents.
Here’s the synopsis for The Nye Incidents:
Lynn Devlin is a medical examiner who thinks she has seen everything Nye County has to throw at her. She copes with methodical, rational logic. But when a grotesque murder of a supposed alien abductee occurs that cannot be solved with her scalpel and microscope, Lynn finds her detachment is shattered, and her dreams haunted by large, dark, oval-shaped eyes. Now, only one thing is certain: There’s a killer loose in the alien abductee community… human or otherwise! [Amazon]