Errol Morris Helming Cryonics Project

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Documentarian Errol Morris (Fog of War) will direct the Untitled Cryonics Project, which Zach Helm is writing, reports Variety.

Mandate Pictures and Steve Zaillian’s Film Rites are producing the dark comedy, which was inspired by both Robert F. Nelson’s memoir “We Froze the First Man” and a story that aired on NPR’s “This American Life” this week titled “You’re as Cold as Ice.”

The true story centers on Nelson, a TV repairman who in the 1960s joined a group of enthusiasts who believed they could cheat death with a new technology: cryonics. But freezing dead people so scientists could reanimate them in the future turned out to be harder than Nelson thought.

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