This is old news, but I came across it today for the first time and thought it was worth sharing. Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness” provided the basis for Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, one of the director’s most intense projects he ever tackled. The behind-the-scenes exploits, which nearly killed the director and many of his crew, are chronicled in an impressive documentary called Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse. Now it seems that the source material is getting another film adaptation, but this time with a sci-fi slant. Read on for more.
ComingSoon has the synopsis for the film, which has the slightly altered title of Into Darkness:
APOCALYPSE 2388. Earth is on the brink of extinction. Legendary explorer KURTZ is sent on a desperate last bid mission to scout an unknown planet on the far side of the universe. A planet that may sustain human life.
But communication with Kurtz mysteriously ceases and rookie flight officer MARLOW is assigned the perilous task of completing the objective. Tracking Kurtz into the unknown he reaches it. A new earth. And a race of beings at the dawn of time.
But Kurtz has his own plans for the new world and man’s last hope for survival. And to achieve it he will take man to the only place that will protect paradise. Into darkness.
Peter Cornwell (The Haunting in Connecticut) is directing, and production is scheduled to be completed by 2013. Are you interested in seeing this classic story told with a science fiction perspective?