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quietearth [Celluloid 04.14.08] movie news scifi thriller

While we don't normally post casting news here, this is also an announcement of the upcoming "techno thriller" flick The Dark Fields, which will be directed by Neil Burger and is based on the book of the same name by Alan Glynn. The story is about a young man who comes into possession of the ultimate smart pill, and the events that ensue. I have to admit I'm a fan of Shia, I think he was great in Holes, Constantine, and Transformers so I'm looking forward to this. I know that little logline from Variety wasn't much so I've put in the book description after the break.

"Imagine a drug that makes your brain function with perfect efficiency, tapping into your most fundamental resources of intelligence and drive, releasing all the passive knowledge you'd ever accumulated. A drug that made you focused, charming, fast, even attractive. Eddie Spinola is on such a drug. It's called MDT-48, and it's Viagra for the brain-a designer drug that's redesigning his life. But while MDT is helping Eddie achieve the kind of success he's only dreamed about, it's also chipping away at his sanity-splitting headaches, spontaneous blackouts, violent outbursts. And now that he's hooked and his supply is running low, Eddie must venture into the drug's dark past to feed his habit. What he discovers proves that MDT, once a dream come true, has become his worst nightmare."

via Variety

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