With no director or cast as yet, it’s early days for the Sony’s brand new sci-fi movie project: more details on it right here.

Thread is a project in the early stages of development at Sony, but despite its embryonic nature, it seems to have captured the imagination of several news outlets off the back of its outline. That outline? That the film will be Back To The Future meets Aliens. Those are two mighty films to namecheck independently, but together? It seems like a concept designed to capture the imagination, even if it’s setting up a high bar it’s difficult to see any movie clambering over.

Whilst nothing else is know about the project at this moment, we do have an idea of the direction it may be headed in when we look at the creatives involved thus far. Thread is being scripted by Jeremy Slater, whose work will next be seen on the Disney+ MCU series Moon Knight, featuring Oscar Isaac. Perhaps more pertinently though, Slater wrote the acclaimed series of The Exorcist for Fox. That background in horror may be relevant when you consider that James Wan will be producing the film. Although Wan has taken on all kinds of genres as both director and producer, he does specialise in the horror genre, with films like The Conjuring, Saw and Malignant to his name.

Wan has just finished shooting Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom, and presumably faces a lengthy post-production process, whilst Slater is currently scripting Thread, so it may be some time before we hear anything else on this one. But whichever marketing person coined that single logline has raised anticipation for the project and ensured it will stay on the radar as it begins to come together.


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