‘Stranger Things’ Director Rebecca Thomas To Direct Sci-Fi Film ‘Intelligent Life’

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You could throw a dart at a board with any of the people that worked on – or are currently working on – Stranger Things for Netflix and come up with a winner. The pool of talent this Netflix series has accumulated is only a benefit for the cast and crew including one of the season two directors Rebecca Thomas. We haven’t seen her directorial skills just yet, but from the work she’s been offered and signed onto, it’s clear the woman can direct film and television.

Amblin Entertainment will distribute the film which is scripted by Colin Trevarrow and Derek Connelly. The story centers around a United Nations employee who just so happens to find “intelligent life” beyond Earth in the shape of a beautiful woman, who, by default, may just happen to be an alien.

Ava DuVernay was originally set to direct the film with Lupita Nyong’o to star, but both have since dropped out. Jay Roach has been brought on to help polish the script while Thomas herself will be making her own changes to the script as well. Thomas made her debut with the indie film Electric Children, but is quickly rising up the ranks by napping the directing job for the live-action The Little Mermaid at Universal as well as adapting Looking For Alaska over at Paramount.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


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