On Friday, Netflix announced that they are developing a feature film adaption of the science fiction novel Way Station by Clifford D. Simak.

They’ll also have some help from Matt Reeves’ (Cloverfield, Dawn of The Planet of The Apes) production company 6th and Idaho, with Reeves, set to produce the movie.

Netflix and 6th & Idaho have secured the rights to Way Station, a sci-fi thriller based on the Hugo Award-Winning novel by Clifford D. Simak, to adapt into a feature film.

Producers: 6th & Idaho’s Matt Reeves, Adam Kassan and Rafi Crohn; Adam Massey and Lincoln Stalmaster

For more than 100 years Enoch Wallace has been the keeper of a Way Station on Earth for intergalactic alien travelers as they teleport across the universe. But the gifts of knowledge and immortality that his intergalactic guests have bestowed upon him are proving to be a nightmarish burden, for they have opened Enoch’s eyes to humanity’s impending destruction. Still, one final hope remains for the human race.

Reeves is currently in the pre-production stages of his Batman reboot starring Robert Pattinson and will likely focus on that first as production will begin next year.

Netflix didn’t mention a writer or director, which could suggest that filming won’t begin anytime soon as development is in early stages.

Matt is also producing the Netflix science fiction series Away starring two-time Oscar-winner Hilary Swank.

An American astronaut struggles with leaving her husband and daughter behind to embark on a dangerous mission with an international space crew.

SOURCE: NETFLIX 

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