'REAL STEEL' Director to Helm 'STARMAN' Remake

– by Joseph Medina

Cue the David Bowie track, 'cause it looks like we're about due for the stars!

According to THR, the 1980s sci-fi film STARMAN (which starred Jeff Bridges and Karen Allen) is getting remade, and helming this project is REAL STEEL and NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM director Shawn Levy. Producing the film alongside him will be Michael Douglas, who also produced the original 1984 film, which was directed by John Carpenter.

Writing the script for STARMAN is Arash Amel, a relatively new talent with less than a handful of films to his name. On that list, however is a Nicole Kidman/Tim Roth film called GRACE OF MONACO, which was released in 2014, but was not too well received by fans.

The synopsis for the original film is as follows:

"Answering a NASA message intended for aliens, a space being tries to contact mankind, but an American missile grounds his ship. Scrambling, the so-called Starman (Jeff Bridges) inhabits the body of a late Wisconsinite and kidnaps the dead man's widow, Jenny Hayden (Karen Allen). Determined to reunite with a vessel from his home planet at a predetermined site, Starman and Jenny travel to Arizona. Pursued by military officials trying to kill him, Starman forges a lasting bond with Jenny."

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SOURCE: THR

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