S.K. Vaughn’s next novel ‘Across the Void’ is set to be released early next week on July 2nd, 2019 but Skybound Entertainment, Circle of Confusion, and Universal Pictures are already working on developing it into a feature film! Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Bryan Furst, and Sean Furst from Skybound Entertainment will be producing alongside Brad Mendelsohn of Circle of Confusion. For Universal, EVP of Production Jon Mone and Director of Development Lexi Barta are set to oversee the film.
A writer, director, and all casting have yet to be confirmed.
This is the second deal struck between Universal and Skybound recently as earlier in the month, the pair announced that they would be bringing us ‘Oblivion Song.’
The premise of the novel describes below:
Commander Maryam “May” Knox awakes from a medically induced coma alone, adrift in space on a rapidly failing ship, with little to no memory of who she is or why she’s there.
Slowly, she pieces together that she’s the captain of the ship, Hawking II; that she was bound for Europa—one of Jupiter’s moons—on a research mission; and that she’s the only survivor of either an accident—or worse, a deliberate massacre—that has decimated her entire crew. With resources running low, and her physical strength severely compromised, May must rely on someone back home to help her. The problem is: everyone thinks she’s dead.
Back on Earth, it’s been weeks since Hawking II has communicated with NASA, and Dr. Stephen Knox is on bereavement leave to deal with the apparent death of his estranged wife, whose decision to participate in the Europa mission strained their marriage past the point of no return. But when he gets word that NASA has received a transmission from May, Stephen comes rushing to her aid.
What he doesn’t know is that not everyone wants May to make it back alive. Even more terrifying: she might not be alone on that ship. Featuring a twisting and suspenseful plot and compelling characters, Across the Void, is a moving and evocative thriller that you won’t be able to put down.
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