Exclusive: eOne has nabbed UK rights to Jeff Nichols’ sci-fi script from FilmNation.
Regular collaborators Nichols and actor Michael Shannon are re-teaming on the sci-fi chase film which Nichols has written and will direct. eOne acquired from FilmNation.
Midnight Special marks the acclaimed directors’ first studio film.
Terrence Malick regular Sarah Green, who also produced Mud, will produce with Brian Kavanaugh-Jones. Both were executives on Take Shelter. Glen Basner and Christos V. Konstantakopoulos are executive producers.
Speaking at Sundance London, Nichols described Midnight Special as a “sci-fi chase film”.
“It’s more grounded than [Mud]. I really wanted to make a 1980s John Carpenter film like »
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