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‘The Outer Limits’ Movie To Be Written By Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill
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Scott Derrickson is quite busy lately. He recently finished work on the upcoming horror flick Deliver Us from Evil, which he wrote and directed, and he just landed a huge gig, signing on to direct Doctor Strange for Marvel.

Derrickson is adding another project to his to-do list, re-teaming with his Sinister co-writer C. Robert Cargill to pen the screenplay for an adaptation of the classic sci-fi/horror TV series The Outer Limits for MGM.

The Outer Limits was an anthology series along the same lines as The Twilight Zone that ran from 1963 to 1965 on ABC, and then again from 1995 to 2002 on Showtime and Sci-Fi Channel as a revival of the original.

The episode Derrickson and Cargill will mainly be using in their movie adaptation is titled “Demon with a Glass Hand,” which was written by Harlan Ellison and originally aired in 1964. The episode follows a man from the future with a computerized hand and no memory beyond the last 10 days of his life who’s being hunted by desperate aliens who believe his hand can save their species.

Derrickson will work on the script for The Outer Limits movie while Doctor Strange, which just brought in Jon Spaihts to pen the screenplay, is being developed.

Derrickson and Cargill were also working on an adaptation of the video game Deus Ex: Human Revolution at one point, but it’s unclear where that project currently stands.

It’s not yet known who MGM has in mind to direct The Outer Limits.

[Source: Heat Vision]


  1. I really hope they do this justice. Demon with a Glass Hand is one of my favorite Outer Limits stories and one of my favorite Harlen Ellison stories as well.

    Comment by Stephen Welch — June 20, 2014 @ 10:02 am

  2. Demon was without doubt the best episode of Outer Limits(there were maybe 3 that are still watchable but that one was definitey conisdered the Grand Pooba.

    But this sounds just like the Twilight Zone stand alone money you guys went on about last year.

    I’m not sure but I would bet a good penny that movie as well as this one will never make it off the drawing board.

    Comment by Midas68 — June 21, 2014 @ 9:33 pm

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