Outer Limits’ fabled power to control the horizontal and vertical on your TV is getting an upgrade – a movie version will give the franchise command of the big screen when it comes to theaters.
Scott Derrickson is reuniting with Sinister co-author C. Robert Cargill to script an Outer Limits feature film based on the 1960s series and focusing in particular on Harlan Ellison’s “Demon With a Glass Hand” episode:
The duo will be tackling time travel, alien invasion and genetic manipulation in adapting the episode, which focused on a man with no memory beyond the last 10 days of his life and a computerized hand who discovers he is from the future. The man is being hunted by an alien race who see him as key to their survival, but he soon discovers a more complex and terrifying truth.
Incidentally, October 17 of this year will mark the 50th anniversary of the TV episode’s first broadcast.
Scott Derrickson is a very busy man these days. He was just signed to direct Marvel’s Doctor Strange movie. Another film he co-wrote and directed, Deliver Us From Evil, opens July 2.