The feature adaption is being developed by Zurich based production and financing outfit Millbrook Pictures.

Oliver Hirschbiegel is attached to direct the feature adaptation of Martin Suter’s best selling novel The Dark Side Of The Moon, which is being produced by Zurich based production and financing outfit Millbrook Pictures.

Millbrook Pictures’ Karl Spoerri and Thomas Sterchi optioned the rights to the novel, about a successful lawyer who sees his life turned upside down after an experience with magic mushrooms.

The screenplay is being adapted by David Marconi, whose credits include Enemy Of The State.

Hirschbiegel, who made the acclaimed 200 film Downfall, is attached to direct the film, which is due to being shooting in Spring 2011 throughout Switzerland, Germany and France. Casting is underway.

Karl Spoerri will produce, with Thomas Sterchi serving as executive producer for Millbrook Pictures.  The company recently came on board to co-produce and finance David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method. Earlier this year, Millbrook also signed a first look deal with Marc Forster’s LA based Apparatus Productions. Other recent credits include German language comedy Lila Lila and Oliver Stone’s W, for which it provided production funding.

“I really love this novel,” said Spoerri. “It’s highly unique storytelling and I’m excited that Oliver Hirschbiegel, one of my favourite directors, will direct.”