Director Mike Flanagan (The Haunting of Hill House and Doctor Sleep) is set to helm a feature film adaptation of the Christopher Pike novel The Season of Passage, a sci-fi horror novel set on the planet Mars.

The film is set up at Universal Pictures with Intrepid Pictures producing. Flanagan will also co-write the script with James Flanagan. The story centers around,

“celebrity Dr. Lauren Wagner who was involved in a manned expedition to Mars. The whole world admired and respected her. But Lauren knew fear. Inside―voices entreating her to love them. Outside―the mystery of the missing group that had gone before her. The dead group. But were they simply dead? Or something else?”

The story is described as a,

“haunting and unforgettable blend of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and suspense.”

Flanagan is a great and talented filmmaker and storyteller and all the proof you need is in his recent work on The Haunting of Hill House and Doctor Sleep which are fantastic and extremely creepy projects. This seems like a perfect project for him to be a part of.

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