Universal Snaps up Mike Flanagan’s The Season of Passage
Christopher Pike’s novel The Season of Passage is set to be adapted into a space horror film from Mike Flanagan (The Haunting of Hill House). Deadline reported that Universal pictures acquired the feature pitch in a “competitive situation”. The director took to Twitter to announce his excitement.
“I see you brought the fire…” This project has been a dream of mine since I was a teenager. I’m so excited to be collaborating with my brother James, and my partner in crime @IntrepidPix on this epic horror movie – in space – for @UniversalPics. https://t.co/YEn7iOj5yb
— Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) April 14, 2021
Mike Flanagan will follow up Doctor Sleep and his current Christopher Pike series The Midnight Club with directing duties on the feature The Season of Passage. He will also pen the script along with James Flanagan. They will produce along with Intrepid Pitcures producing partner Trevor Macy. Christopher Pike, the writer of the science fiction horror novel set on Mars, will executive produce along with Melissa Nishioka. Additionally overseeing for the studio are Universal’s SVP of Production Ryan Jones and Director of Development Christine Sun.
Plot synopsis of The Season of Passage: “Dr. Lauren Wagner was a celebrity. She was involved with the most exciting adventure mankind had ever undertaken: a manned expedition to Mars. The whole world admired and respected her. But Lauren knew fear. Inside―voices entreating her to love them. Outside―the mystery of the missing group that had gone before her. The dead group. But were they simply dead? Or something else? A haunting and unforgettable blend of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and suspense from one of America’s bestselling writers. A novel you won’t soon forget.”
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