SCIFI NEWS: Projects From Kurtzman/Orci, Kyra Sedgwick and Producer Joe Roth
The focus in this particular round-up is on a trio of science fiction film projects that have been announced coming from actress Kyra Sedgwick, Star Trek writer/producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, and Oz the Great and Powerful producer Joe Roth.
From Deadline: "Universal Pictures has acquired Sagittarius A, an original sci-fi thriller pitch that Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci developed with Steven Karczynski... Kurtzman and Orci will produce for their Universal-based K/O Paper Products, with K/O president Bobby Cohen also producing."
RAYS OF LIGHT
From Variety: "Kyra Sedgwick has signed on to star in Rays of Light, a sci-fi film from Batan Silva.... Rays of Light will have Sedgwick playing the matriarch of a dysfunctional family that attempts to carry on, living in their posh estate house after the sun dies."
From Digital Spy: "Oz the Great and Powerful producer Joe Roth has become attached to an adaptation of Brilliance. He will team with Legendary Pictures on the film based on the forthcoming sci-fi novel by Marcus Sakey...The tale is set in an alternate present day in which X-Men-like superpowers manifest in the 1% of the population called 'brilliants'. It centres around a veteran federal agent who must foil the plot of a 'brilliant' terrorist."
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