Solstice Studios has acquired Ground Control to Major Tom to be directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses, Four Christmases) — and has begun making cast offers. Solstice Studios will distribute the film in the U.S. and sell the international rights.
Ground Control to Major Tom is the story of an astronaut and a NASA ground control expert who have never met but fall in love over the course of the astronaut’s classified mission to an abandoned space station. When things go wrong and the astronaut’s ship is destroyed, ground control and the rest of the world presume he’s dead — until 18 months pass and they receive word he’s alive. Now, the only thing standing between them is a huge expanse of space and a dangerous attempt to get him home.
The screenplay is written by Jason Micallef (who created the Heathers TV series and wrote Butter). The producers are Michael De Luca (Social Network, Moneyball, Captain Phillips) Trevor Engleson and Josh Turner McGuire. Gordon is represented by Phil Raskind at WME, David McIlvaine at Brillstein and attorney Warren Dern; Micallef is represented by Underground and attorney Chad Christopher.