This summer, it was announced that helmer Peter Cornwell (The Haunting in Connecticut) is going to direct an adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s novel “Heart of Darkness” and we now have more details and the concept art you see on the left.
The best known adaptation of Conrad’s book was Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 award-winning Apocalypse Now, which starred Marlon Brando and Martin Sheen.
Cornwell’s adaptation is currently in pre-production and has a script by Tony Giglio and Branden Morgan. The film is described as follows:
APOCALYPSE 2388. Earth is on the brink of extinction. Legendary explorer KURTZ has been 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.
The movie is expected to be completed in 2013.