Norwegian director Andre Ovredal has signed on to direct a sci-fi thriller called Emergence. Ovredal is the director of the found-footage thriller Troll Hunter, and this next project seems like it will be a good fit for him.
The story follows a mining crew working on a distant moon that faces a frantic struggle for survival when a rogue terraforming organism is accidentally released on the surface, spreading like wildfire as it consumes anything in its path.
The story for the film was hatched by Chris Kunzmann and Rowan O’Neill, and the script is being written by O’Neill and Jonathan auf der Heide.
The movie is being produced by XYZ and StarStream production companies, who worked together on the films Life After Beth, starring Dane DeHaan and Aubrey Plaza, and Kevin Smith’s Yoga Hosers, starring Johnny Depp, Lily-Rose Depp, and Harley Quinn Smith.