And on the 7th Day Shane Abbess Will Bring Horror

Shane AbbessIt’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from Gabriel director Shane Abbess, but that’s about to change because the Aussie filmmaker is back with a whole new terror-filled yarn to spin.

According to Variety Australian filmmaker Shane Abbess (pictured right) will direct 7th Day, a sci-fi thriller from the writer of Source Code, Ben Ripley.

The script concerns a voyage to establish a new colony in outer space and is based on an original story by Abbess and Ripley. Martha De Laurentiis will produce the pic along with Abbess’ Storm Alley Entertainment.

We are always looking for young, inspiring filmmakers wanting to tell a unique, high-concept story; and after meeting Shane, I decided to immediately snap the property off the market,” said De Laurentiis, who described the story as The Shining on a spaceship.

7th Day is “going to be a contemporary take with the soul of classic genre,” said Abbess. “We tried to design sequences at every turn which would surprise us and subvert genre expectations,” said Ripley.

Lorenzo De Maio will oversee the project for Dino De Laurentiis Co., which is still developing a reimagining of Barbarella as well as remakes of Stephen King adaptations Firestarter and Maximum Overdrive.

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