We were utterly creeped out by the “insomnia epidemic” novel Black Moon by Kenneth Calhoun. There have been other books and stories about a world where almost everybody suddenly can’t sleep recently—but Calhoun’s vision was especially horrific. So it’s great that this book is becoming a TV show.
Writer-director Mike Cahill made an impression with Another Earth, which used a science-fiction premise as the backdrop for a personal story. In his second feature, I Origins, the science-fictional premise is front and center — and you can see the downside of trying to tell a personal story about huge science-fiction…
Mike Cahill's new movie I Origins, out tomorrow, is about a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. And Cahill tells io9 he was absolutely determined to get the science right — not just having scientific advisers, but giving them headphones and planting them in front of monitors on set.
Mike Cahill's Another Earth was one of the most thought-provoking and gut-punching indie movies of the last few years. And now Cahill is back with I Origins, a complex thriller about the origins of life that's already sparking lots of debate. And we've got nine exclusive images!
In the new movie Another Earth, a duplicate of our own planet appears from the far side of the sun, and starts moving towards "our" Earth. This could be the set-up for a disaster movie, or a story of war between Earths.
Chances are, you've been hearing about Another Earth for months. It's the science fiction film with the tiny budget that wowed Sundance and won the Sloane Award. It's the introspective movie with a huge concept. It's a triumph of storytelling over razzle-dazzle.