Shane Abbess Helming Sci-Fi Thriller 7th Day

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Shane Abbess (Gabriel) is set to direct sci-fi thriller 7th Day, written by Ben Ripley (Source Code) for the Dino De Laurentiis Co.

The film, about “a voyage to establish a new colony in outer space, is based on an original story by Abbess and Ripley,” says Variety.

Martha De Laurentiis, who will produce along with Abbess’ Storm Alley Entertainment, described the story as The Shining on a spaceship.

The film is “going to be a contemporary take with the soul of classic genre,” said Abbess.

“We tried to design sequences at every turn which would surprise us and subvert genre expectations,” said Ripley.

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