Australian filmmaker Shane Abbess is set to direct the sci-fi thriller “7th Day” for the Dino De Laurentiis Co. reports Variety.
“Source Code” scribe Ben Ripley penned the script which concerns a voyage to establish a new colony in outer space. Abbess and Ripley penned the original story described as “‘The Shining’ on a spaceship”.
Martha De Laurentiis will produce. Abbess directed the low-budget FX-filled thriller “Gabriel” which launched the career of former “Spartacus” actor Andy Whitfield.