According to Focus Features, Ruari Robinson (Bad Robot) is set to direct the anticipated thriller The Last Days On Mars. The film is said to be based upon the script written by Clive Dawson. Also, that’s not all, WETA are on-board to bring the special effects to the screen.
Synopsis: “As their last day on Mars draws to a close, the astronaut crew is on the verge of a major breakthrough – collected rock specimens reveal microscopic evidence of life. Meanwhile, communication is underway with AURORA, the approaching spacecraft that will relieve the crew of their operations. In their last hours on the planet, two astronauts go back to SITE 9, a cavernous valley on the surface of Mars, to collect further evidence of their discovery. But a routine excavation turns deadly when one of them falls to his death and his body taken host and re-animated by the very life form they sought to discover.”
The film is said to be in pre-production and is expected to start shooting early 2012 on location in Jordan and at Shepperton Studios in the UK.