Awesome Movie Idea: Space Opera Author Discovers a Real-Life Space Opera That Involves Earth

We loved the horror-comedy Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil, and we were sad it didn't really have a supernatural or science-fiction theme. So we're pretty excited about Hyperdrive, a new science fiction movie from Tucker and Dale co-writer Morgan Jurgenson.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Hyperdrive is about:

a tough cop who recruits a geeky sci-fi author to help him track down a mysterious murder witness. While on their search, they find themselves in the middle of a space opera playing out on Earth.

It's described as 48 Hours meets The Fifth Element, but it actually sounds like it could be pretty Galaxy Quest-y. Jurgenson co-wrote the script with David Daniels, which is a pseudonym for Alex Ankeles, VP of production at Panay Films, part of Disney. Paramount acquired the script, and Mary Parent will produce it under her Disruption Entertainment banner. Top image: Prey 2: Bounty Hunter. [THR]