Stranger Things director Shawn Levy has been tapped to helm the coming-of-age sci-fi movie Crater for 20th Century Fox. John J. Griffin’s spec script, based on an idea originally developed by special effects supervisor Rpin Suwannath, was #5 on the 2015 Black List survey of unproduced screenplays.

Set on a lunar mining colony, Crater follows the adventures of a teenage boy named Caleb and his various misfit friends as they embark on a Stand By Me-like road trip to a mysterious crater, spurred on by a wish from Caleb’s recently-deceased father. It’s a last chance to bond for Caleb and his crew, as the 14-year-old is about ...

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