Heart of Darkness Remake Sets Sights On The Future


For all of you Heart of Darkness lovers (myself included), there seems to be a new movie headed your way.  Peter Cornwell (The Haunting in Connecticut) is going to direct an adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s novel “Heart of Darkness”.

We all know the movie was remade in 1979 with the award winning, Apocalypse Now that was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starred (the sexy) Marlon Brando. It was not set in the same setting as the novel but told the story in an incredible way. And now Cornwell is setting his sights on something similar.

His remake will also not be set in same setting as the novel but rather in the future this time.

According to ComingSoon.net, Cornwell’s adaptation is currently in pre-production and has a script by Tony Giglio and Branden Morgan. The film is described as follows:

APOCALYPSE 2388. Earth is on the brink of extinction. Legendary explorer KURTZ has been sent on a desperate last bid mission to scout an unknown planet on the far side of the universe. A planet that may sustain human life.

But communication with Kurtz mysteriously ceases and rookie flight officer MARLOW is assigned the perilous task of completing the objective. Tracking Kurtz into the unknown he reaches it. A new Earth. And a race of beings at the dawn of time. 

But Kurtz has his own plans for the new world and man’s last hope for survival. And to achieve it he will take man to the only place that will protect paradise. Into darkness.

The movie is (unfortunately) not going to be completed until 2013.

It appears that no one wants to set a movie remake in the actual time the novella was written.  Yet, now one has tried a setting in the future so I am very excited to see what he does with one of my favorite stories.


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