MGM has hired Scott Derrickson to bring the 1960’s science fiction television series “The Outer Limits” to the big screen. He joins his Sinister co-writer C. Robert Cargill for the project.
“The Outer Limits” was an anthology series of science fiction and horror tales that ran on ABC from 1963 to 1965. It’s famous opening had a narrator reassuring viewers that “There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. … ”
Joseph Stefano, Robert Towne and Harlan Ellison were responsible for some of the scripts on the series for the show, which later saw a revival in the late 1990’s on Showtime and the Syfy Channel.
Reportedly the movie adaptation will focus on one episode in particular (which is one of the more famous ones at that” called “Demon with a Glass Hand” which was written by Ellison.
The episode followed a man with no memory beyond the last 10 days of his life and a computerized hand who discovers he is from the future. The man is being hunted by an alien race who see him as key to their survival, but he soon discovers a more complex and terrifying truth.
Mark Victor is producing the film via his Mark Victor Production. MGM’s Motion Picture Group president Jonathan Glickman and executive vp production Adam Rosenberg will oversee the project for the studio.
Currently there is no announced anticipated release day for “Outer Limited: The Movie” but I really hope it starts with the exact same opening as the TV series.