Steven Speilberg and his production company Amblin Entertainment has had a lond association with sci-fi, way back to ET: The Extraterrestrial and more recently with the five seasons of the Noah Wyle starring Falling Skies.
So it also seems like a very short leap that Amblin are working on yet another alien invasion flick.
According to IndieWire, the company just purchased The Fall, a spec script written by Australian writer Pete Bridges. The film will revolve around “a newly divorced couple fighting to survive and save their children during an alien invasion in and around Atlanta, Georgia.”
Obvious parallels are being drawn to Spielberg’s War Of The Worlds, another Amblin film that involved a family struggling to survive an E.T. infestation.
Bridges is a relative newcomer, whose Resurface (another spec script about two scientists stranded 35,000 feet beneath the ocean when an earthquake hits the Mariana Trench) also just sold to Broken Road Productions.
With the disappointing box office of the recent Independence Day: Resurgence, one hopes the story is strong and original enough to light up the box office.