A few months ago came the announcement that Peter Cornwell (“The Haunting in Connecticut”) had been hired to direct “Into Darkness”, a sci-fi reimagining of Joseph Conrad’s classic 1902 story “Heart of Darkness” for Radar Pictures.
Today Coming Soon has posted a piece of concept art and an official synopsis for the project with its new spin on the Belgian Congo-set story which most will be familiar with via Francis Ford Coppola’s re-imagination of it into his Vietnam war epic “Apocalypse Now”.
Tony Giglio and Branden Morgan penned the script for this version which is currently in pre-production:
“APOCALYPSE 2388. Earth is on the brink of extinction. Legendary explorer KURTZ has been sent on a desperate last bid mission to scout an unknown planet on the far side of the universe. A planet that may sustain human life.
But communication with Kurtz mysteriously ceases and rookie flight officer MARLOW is assigned the perilous task of completing the objective. Tracking Kurtz into the unknown he reaches it. A new earth. And a race of beings at the dawn of time.
But Kurtz has his own plans for the new world and man’s last hope for survival. And to achieve it he will take man to the only place that will protect paradise. Into darkness.”