Cornwell To Direct Sci-Fi “Heart of Darkness”

Peter Cornwell (“The Haunting in Connecticut”) has been hired to direct “Into Darkness”, a sci-fi remaining of Joseph Conrad’s classic novella “Heart of Darkness” for Radar Pictures says Variety.

The original 1902 novel explored the dark side of European colonization in Africa and centres on an Englishman working as a ferry-boat captain in Africa. He takes an assignment to head up the river into the heart of the Congo to find and return the rogue ivory trader Kurtz to civilisation.

Francis Ford Coppola famously reimagined the story into his legendary Vietnam war epic “Apocalypse Now”. This incarnation of the story however will turn the adventure into a space-set sci-fi effort.

Tony Giglio and Branden Morgan penned the script. Ted Field and Mike Weber are producing.