Claire Denis, the French filmmaker known for mesmerizing works like Beau Travail and White Material, has hired Zadie Smith to co-write her first English-language film. Her stories generally take place in France or Africa, but this one, mon dieu, is going to be set in outer space. ScreenDaily reports:

Plot details are being kept under wraps on the as-yet untitled adventure-sci-fi but it is known to take place beyond the solar system in a ‘future that seems like the present’.

The intriguing collection of collaborators on the film also include Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson...and Stuart Staples of indie band Tindersticks.

Though a perfect storm of movie ingredients doesn’t always guarantee a great final product, let’s allow ourselves to be optimistic. At least for now.


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