Deadline is exclusively reporting that Amblin is developing a new project that is described as When Harry Met Sally meets The Martian. The Sci-Fi film is titled, Distant.
EXCLUSIVE: In a pre-emptive strike, Amblin Partners took the Spenser Cohen spec Distant off the table which has been described as When Harry Met Sally meets The Martian. Amblin is expected to produce with Automatik ( Brian Kavanaugh-Jones ) and Cohen’s producing partner Anna Halberg. The deal is said to be worth mid-six figures.
Distant follows an asteroid miner who, after crash-landing on an alien planet, must make his way across the harsh terrain, running out of oxygen, hunted by strange creatures, to the only other survivor: a woman who is trapped in her escape pod.
Deadline hears that the company is putting the project on the fast track.
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