Hirschbiegel to Direct The Dark Side of the Moon


German helmer Oliver Hirschbiegel (Downfall) will direct The Dark Side of the Moon, a thriller based on the bestselling novel by Swiss author Martin Suter, from a screenplay by David Marconi (Live Free or Die Hard).

Variety says filming is scheduled to begin next spring with shooting taking place throughout Switzerland, Germany and France.

According to the trade, “the story centers on a successful attorney whose life is turned upside down after a mind-opening mushroom trip. Realizing that all he has strived for has ceased to make sense, he begins to withdraw from society. The novel has been translated into eight languages.”