George Clooney is looking to direct a new sci-fi film for Fox called Echo. He's currently in talks with the studio, but according to Deadline, a deal is expected to close.
Echo is described as is an original thriller with a sci-fi edge the story of which follows a drone specialist who has a psychological crisis. "Is he paranoid in suspecting his lover is not who she appears to be, and could she possibly have been replaced?"
The film is being produced by 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy, Dan Levine and Dan Cohen. This is the same team that has developed projects such as Arrival, Stranger Things and the upcoming Darkest Minds and Kin.
The last movie that Clooney directed was Suburbicon and the opening episode of the upcoming miniseries adaptation of the Joseph Heller novel Catch-22.
I like the films that George Clooney makes. They may not be big hits, but I enjoy the stories he tells. Echo sounds like ti could be more of a bigger commerical project for him.