Scott Derrickson to Helm New ‘Outer Limits’ Film

Source: ABC

There is nothing wrong with your movie screen; do not attempt to adjust the picture. Classic sci-fi series The Outer Limits really is in the works to come to the big screen for MGM.

The film will be helmed by writer-director Scott Derrickson, who recently joined Doctor Strange as director.

The Outer Limits is a cult classic television show that ran from 1963 to 1965 on ABC. Each episode was a self-contained science-fiction story – a format similar to that of The Twilight Zone. The show was revived to air on Showtime from 1995 to 1999, and then from 1999 to 2002 on Syfy (then called the Sci-Fi Channel).

The new Outer Limits feature will be based on the episode “Demon With a Glass Hand,” which was written by Harlan Ellison. The plot involves time travel, aliens, and radioactive plagues — oh my!

The episode revolves around a man who has no memory of his life before the last 10 days and a computer in place of his left hand. The main character, Trent, must reattach missing parts from his computerized hand to discover what is happening, but the missing parts are held by a group of aliens who are hunting him.

C. Robert Cargill is also joining to write The Outer Limits film. Cargill co-wrote the supernatural horror flick Sinister alongside Derrickson, and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the two have also written a sequel together, Sinister 2.

Expect the new Outer Limits film to bring a bit of the fear factor, as Derrickson also helped pen The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Devil’s Knot, and Deliver Us From Evil, a supernatural thriller starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, and Olivia Munn; it opens July 2.

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