Director Tarsem Singh
(Mirror Mirror) is teaming with Ryan Reynolds
for an Endgame/Film District co-production, a sci-fi thriller Selfless
, penned by brothers Alex
and David Pastor
An easy breezy sci-fi thriller that read itself made the 2011 Black List of Hollywood’s best unproduced screenplays. Writer-directors Pastor brothers who initially were planning to direct themselves are best known for writing and directing the 2009 film, Carriers
, which starred Chris Pine and Emily VanCamp.
Here’s the Selfless
premise from Black List:
An extremely wealthy elderly man dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness to the body of a healthy young man but everything may not be as good as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body’s origins and the secret organization that will kill to keep its secrets.
Reynolds will be seen this summer fighting alongside Jeff Bridges in the action comedy R.I.P.D.
, while he most recently completed work on the Atom Egoyan’s thriller Queen of the Night
and currently shooting Marjane Satrapi’s The Voices
Immortals director Tarsem is still attached to shoot untitled Marco Polo
project with Gong Li, but not much has been heard of that one in a while.