Lionsgate UK and producer Kris Thykier (Harry Brown) have acquired the sci-fi script The Fallen. According to Variety, the $35 million film “is about an alien spaceship that crash lands in Russia. When it creates a 400-mile electronic dead-zone, international special ops teams are sent in to neutralize it.” I think the message to extraterrestrials is clear at this point: do not come here. The only thing you could do worse is take ur jerbs.
Ruairi Robinson (who directed the creepy short film BlinkyTM) will helm a script from Andrew Will. Will is also responsible for the sci-fi flick Archangel, which Joseph Kosinski (TRON: Legacy) will direct. Here’s the plot for that movie: “a secret unit of the military that tracks and hunts down aliens among us.” Based on the loglines, it sounds like Will has sold the same script twice. Kudos to him. The Fallen is set to shoot in early 2012.