Summit Entertainment andMandalay Pictures have jointly acquired feature rights to Richard Matheson'sshort story and classic 1963 TwilightZone extended episode Deathship.
Michael Brandt and Derek Haasare co-writing the project - renamed Countdown- based an original draft by Scott Burn and Stephen Gregg.
The story centres on a groupof astronauts on a mysterious planet who are shocked to discover their ownbodies in the wreckage of an exact duplicate of their ship.
Nick Wechsler will producewith
Patrick Wachsberger and ErikFeig will oversee the project for
"As we continue to expandour slate, the focus is on diversity and quality of material," Feig said. "
The project was brought inby Biddle. Burn and Gregg are represented by Nine Yard's Steven Crawford andCAA. Brandt and Haas are represented by Andrew Deane at Industry Entertainment,William Morris and Adam Kaller.