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"Downfall" Helmer Explores "The Dark Side"

By Garth Franklin Wednesday September 15th 2010 08:19AM

"Downfall" director Oliver Hirschbiegel is set to helm the thriller "The Dark Side of the Moon" for Millbrook Pictures says Variety.

Based on the bestselling novel by Swiss author Martin Suter, the story centers on a successful attorney whose life is turned upside down after a mind-opening mushroom trip.

Realising his life doesn't make sense, he begins to withdraw from society. David Marconi ("Live Free or Die Hard") adapted the script.

Shooting is scheduled to begin next spring around Switzerland, Germany and France. Karl Spoerri is producing.

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