“There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission….”
Sinister writer and director Scott Derrickson is set to write a script for a feature film adaptation of the 1960s sci-fi series The Outer Limits. He will write the movie with his Sinister co-writer C. Robert Cargill.
According to THR the writing team will be tackling time travel, an alien invasion, and genetic manipulation. The story will be an adaptation of an episode, "which focused on a man with no memory beyond the last 10 days and a computerized hand who discovers he is from the future. The man is being hunted by an alien race who see him as key to their survival but he soon discovers a more complex and terrifying truth."
That sounds like it has the making of a crazy fun flick! The Outer Limits was a great series, but I still prefer The Twilight Zone. Derrickson, on the other hand, has said that he prefers The Outer Limits over The Twilight Zone, so I guess he's the right man for the job.
Derrickson co-wrote and directed the upcoming Screen Gems horror thriller Deliver Us From Evil, and he is also set to direct Doctor Strange for Marvel. I've always thought Derrickson was a talented guy, so it's really cool to see his career taking off right now.