According to Deadline, George Clooney (The Monuments Men, The Ides of March) is in early talks with 20th Century Fox to direct the sci-fi thriller Echo. Clooney is no stranger to the world of adult sci-fi, having previously starred in Solaris and Gravity.
Echo will follow a drone specialist who becomes paranoid when he suspects that his lover may have possibly been replaced. Clooney is coming off directing the critical and box office disaster Suburbicon, and could use a big mainstream hit to bolster his career behind the camera. He will next direct the first two episodes of the TV adaptation of the classic Joseph Heller novel Catch-22, in which he will also co-star as Lieutenant General Scheisskopf.
Christopher Macbride, who wrote and directed 2012’s The Conspiracy, penned the original script for Echo, which will be produced by Shawn Levy, Dan Levine and Dan Cohen of 21 Laps (Arrival, Stranger Things).
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