Exclusive: Shia to Shoot Dark Fields This Winter

ComingSoon.net just finished speaking with director Neil Burger (The Illusionist) about his American road movie The Lucky Ones, and he confirmed to us that he would start shooting Dark Fields with actor Shia LaBeouf (Transformers) in New York City sometime this winter.

Based on the 2002 novel “The Dark Fields” by Alan Glynn, the Universal Studios thriller is about a pill that makes you smarter and it’s Burger’s first film directed based on someone else’s script, in this case an adaptation by Leslie Dixon, who’s also writing the remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.

Burger said the subject matter isn’t handled in a science fiction way but as he told us, “It’s more like if there’s viagra or steroids, why isn’t there something that increases your synaptic connections and makes you think smarter and faster, but it’s not without side effects and consequences.”

Look for our full interview with Burger next week before The Lucky Ones opens in select cities on Friday, September 26 (against Shia LaBeouf’s new thriller Eagle Eye, no less!)