Heart of Darkness in spaaaaaace!


Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now took Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness into the muck of Vietnam. Director Peter Cornwell is taking the book to a different time and place yet again: the 24th century and space. Yeah. Heart of Darkness in space, people. Because you asked for it so nicely.

Currently titled Into Darkness, the synopsis reads:

APOCALYPSE 2388. Earth is on the brink of extinction. Legendary explorer KURTZ has been sent on a desperate last bid mission to scout an unknown planet on the far side of the universe. A planet that may sustain human life.

But communication with Kurtz mysteriously ceases and rookie flight officer MARLOW is assigned the perilous task of completing the objective. Tracking Kurtz into the unknown he reaches it. A new earth. And a race of beings at the dawn of time.

But Kurtz has his own plans for the new world and man’s last hope for survival. And to achieve it he will take man to the only place that will protect paradise. Into darkness.

No word yet on Space Walden, Last Exit to Space Brooklyn, If on a winter’s night an astronaut, or Franny and Zooeytron 3099, but just you wait. What books or movies do you think should be set in space just for kicks?

[Via ComingSoon, Chud]

Hubert Vigilla
Brooklyn-based fiction writer, film critic, and long-time editor and contributor for Flixist. A booster of all things passionate and idiosyncratic.