After directing Jane Eyre, I can’t blame Cary Fukunaga for wanting to go in a more stimulating (read: explosion-y) route with Spaceless. The director has just signed on to not only helm the project, but also rewrite the script originally penned by Jeff Vintar. I guess this means, that No Blood, No Guts, No Glory will be on the back burner for a bit.
According to THR, the premise of the project is as follows:
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.
That sounds like a really freaky premise. I wish Jane Eyre was more like that. It’s like Castaway, but interesting. I’m sure the protagonist will be a very important role here, but the producers here will REALLY want to make sure they nail that computer voice. Casey Kasem, Christopher Walken, McLovin: These are all good choices.