The production company behind Never Back Down is planning to turn the classic 1963 "Twilight Zone" episode "Death Ship into a full length sci-fi feature film called "Countdown"according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The segment was written by genre great Richard Matheson which centers on a group of astronauts who land on a planet where they find a crashed spaceship and corpses that eerily resemble their own. The crew must determine where they are and whether or not they might already be dead.
The episode is one of the series best from the fourth season-The hour long segments were harder to enjoy but that was not the case with Death Ship. Jack Klugman, Ross Martin and Fred Beir give great performances..
Writer Michael Brandt will be making his directorial debut on the project and will co-write the adapted screenplay with Derek Haas.
With a good script by great scribes and solid casting this could work out pretty well...
Brandt and Haas have worked together previously on the fabulous remake of "3:10 to Yuma" "2 Fast 2 Furious," and this summer's cool looking "Wanted."
Production could begin as early as late in the summer with a budget in the $30 million range.