‘Jane Eyre’ director Cary Fukunaga will next direct the sci-fi assassin film ‘Spaceless’ for Universal Pictures.

The director whose previous films include the critically acclaimed 2009’s ‘Sin Nombre’ and this year’s ‘Jane Eyre’ has now turned to science fiction as a follow-up. ‘Spaceless’ has all the right ingredients for an interesting film. A dark figure, a mysterious and unknown situation, the starkness of space and a body-less robot voice. It reminds me of something Rod Serling might have written for ‘The Twilight Zone’ in its heyday.

Here’s the official synopsis from the Hollywood Reporter:
“The story centres on an assassin who wakes up inside a spacesuit tumbling helplessly through space, with a computer designed to keep him company until his air runs out. He must try to solve the mystery of his death, which began when he broke into an orbiting space station to carry out a hit. The man, however, begins to question his reality, unsure if he is succumbing to madness or in an artificially created environment.”

Fukunaga will rewrite the screenplay from Jeff Vintar (‘I, Robot’, ‘Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within’).