Mr. Robot's Sam Esmail to Direct a Bermuda Triangle Movie

Posted 2017/07/23 0 0

The creator of the hit TV series “Mr. Robot” is also set to write the script for the movie.


Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail will write and direct a film about the infamous Bermuda Triangle for Universal Pictures. Earlier drafts of the untitled project were written by Miles Millar & Alfred Gough, and Juliet Snowden & Stiles White. Details of the plot are being kept under wraps. The mysterious Caribbean area known as the Bermuda Triangle stretches between the Florida Straits, Bermuda and Puerto Rico. Over the years, several ships and planes have disappeared in the area under mysterious circumstances. Theories about paranormal or alien causes have long swirled around these strange disappearances.

Dylan Clark (Planet of the Apes series) is producing for his Universal-based Dylan Clark Productions, along with Esmail and Chad Hamilton for their Esmail Corp.  Millar and Gough will executive produce. Executive vp of production Jon Mone and vp Jay Polidoro will oversee the project on behalf of Universal. Beau Bauman will oversee on behalf of Dylan Clark Productions.

This is not the only Bermuda Triangle film in the works. Sam Raimi (“Spider-Man”) is also in talks to direct a similarly themed film for Skydance. There are also rumors that Warner Bros. has a Bermuda Triangle film planned, too.

Esmail created USA’s hit cyberpunk thriller series Mr. Robot and received two Primetime Emmy Award nomination for the freshman season of his series. “Mr. Robot” won the Golden Globe for Best Television Drama Series last year, as well as earning awards and nominations for Malek and co-star Christian Slater. Amazon also just ordered two seasons of his new series Homecoming, which will star Julia Roberts. He is also set to write and direct the upcoming mini-series “Metropolis,” an adaptation of the 1927 silent film by Fritz Lang. He previously wrote and directed the indie movie Comet starring Justin Long and Emmy Rossum, and he also recently executive produced Laura Poitras’ Julian Assange documentary Risk.