'Enemy' Writer to Adapt Sci-Fi Novel 'The Dark Side' for Fox

Steve Zaillian and Garrett Basch are producing the adaptation of the Anthony O'Neill novel.
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Javier Gullon, the scribe who generated plenty of heat with his drama spec 478, has been tapped to adapt The Dark Side for Fox and producers Steve Zaillian and Garrett Basch.

Side is set in a future where the moon is used as a penal colony. When an android goes on a murderous rampage, a down on his luck detective is sent in to investigate.

Fox picked up the book by Anthony O’Neill late last year. The title will be published in June 2016.

Gullon is the Spanish screenwriter who previously wrote Enemy, the Denis Villeneuve-directed Jake Gyllenhaal drama, but it’s his 478 script that has Hollywood execs opening their doors for him. That script is an elevated and prestige-minded revenge drama that attracted Arnold Schwarzenegger to star and Darren Aronofsky to produce.

Gullon is repped by CAA, manager Peter Dealbert of Pacific View Management and attorney Rob Szymanski.

Updated July 21, 2:53 PM to reflect the correct publishing date of the book.

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