Summit Starts Countdown


Summit has just decided to move forward on making a classic Twilight Zone episode into a feature length film. The original episode was called "Death Ship" and will now be called "Countdown". Michael Brandt is attached to direct and will adapt the script along with his writing partner Derek Hass. The original episode was written by Richard Matheson.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Brandt will make his directorial debut with the futuristic film, which revolves around a group of astronauts who land on a planet only to find a crashed spaceship and corpses that eerily resemble their own. They then must piece together where they are and whether they might in fact already be dead.

Summit plans to budget the film around $30 million and to begin shooting as early as late summer.

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