Director Mike Cahill (Nightflyers, I Origins) is set to helm a feature film adaptation of Katie Khan’s sci-fi novel Hold Back the Stars.
The story is described as Romeo & Juliet meets Gravity and it revolves around “a man and a woman who revisit memories of their love affair on a utopian Earth while they are trapped in the vast void of space with only 90 minutes of oxygen left.”
John Boyega (Star Wars) and Letitia Wright (Black Panther) have been cast in the two lead roles. Both are talented young actors and this sounds like it will be a great film project for them.
The script for the movie is being written by Christy Hall and Shawn Levy (Stranger Things) is producing. As for Cahill, the guy is a super talented filmmaker and I loved I Origins. I’m excited to see what he ends up doing with this new film project.
This is apparently a very hot film project in Hollywood at the moment. Here’s the description from the book:
He looks around, but there’s nothing out here: nothing but the bottomless black universe on their left, the Earth suspended in glorious Technicolor to their right.
Trapped in the vast void of space, Carys and Max have only ninety minutes of oxygen left to live. None of this was supposed to happen. After a freak accident, Carys and Max are left adrift in space with nothing to hold onto but each other. As they fall, they can’t help but look back at the world they left behind. A world whose rules they couldn’t submit to, a place where they never really belonged; a home they’re determined to get back to because they’ve come too far to lose each other now. While their air ticks dangerously low, one is offered the chance of salvation—but who will take it?
In this startling and evocative novel harkening to both One Day and Gravity, Hold Back the Stars shows how the choices we make can change the fate of everyone around us.