Filmmaker Rebecca Thomas (“Electrick Children,” “Stranger Things”) has been hired to direct the sci-fi film “Intelligent Life” for Amblin Entertainment.
Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) was originally attached to direct with Lupita Nyong’o to star but both left the project due to other commitments.
The story centers on a United Nations employee who monitors outer space and makes contact with a beautiful woman who may be an alien.
Thomas will do some additional writing on “Jurassic World” scribes Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly’s original script and a subsequent draft by Jay Roach.
Frank Marshall, Peter Saraf and Trevorrow will produce. Thomas recently signed onto helm another sci-fi project, “Malignant,” at 20th Century Fox.
Source: Heat Vision