Paramount Pictures has picked up the right to a sci-fi spec script called Hyperdrive. The story has been described as being a cross between The Fifth Element and 48 Hrs. The script for the film will be written by Morgan Jurgenson (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil) and David Daniels.
Hyperdrive will tell the story of a tough cop who recruits a geeky sci-fi author to help him track down a mysterious murder witness. While on their search, they find themselves in the middle of a space opera playing out on Earth.
It kind of has the same premise as the TV show Castle which stars Nathan Fillion. A geeky author working with the police to help solve crimes. I'm not sying this is a bad thing, I love the show Castle, and this movie sounds like it will have a cool sci-fi twist of a space opera playing out on Earth.
This seems like a film project that will be worth following, it could turn out to be awesome. What do you think?