'Another Earth' Director Tackling Supernatural Thriller 'Doctors' for Fox
Mike Cahill, director of the indie sci-fi thriller I, Origins and Another Earth, has come aboard to helm Doctors for 20th Century Fox.
Doctors is an adaptation of the graphic novel by Dash Shaw and is being produced by David Goyer.
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Ben Jacoby, who is already working with Goyer on The First Omen, a prequel to The Omen, is writing Doctors, which tells of a doctor and his team who can go into a dead person’s consciousness in the form of a memory and temporarily bring them back to life. When a woman hires the doctor to bring back her mother, the act poses an unintended question: What happens when the dead don't want to return?
Fox’s Matt Reilly is overseeing the project.
Cahill’s I, Origins and Earth are known for their thoughtful takes on big ideas and have been nominated for Indie Spirit and Sundance Film Festival awards. Earth won a special jury prize at Sundance in 2011.
Cahill is repped by WME and Sloane Offer. Jacoby is repped by Verve.
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