Directed by and starring Academy Award winner George Clooney, post-apocalyptic tale The Midnight Sky is opening in select theaters on December 11 and will be available on Netflix December 23. The film is an adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s acclaimed novel Good Morning, Midnight.
The Midnight Sky follows Augustine (George Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully (Felicity Jones) and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.
Mark L. Smith adapted the screenplay from the novel. Smokehouse Pictures’ Grant Heslov (Academy Award winner) and Clooney produce alongside Anonymous Content and Syndicate Entertainment.
Brooks-Dalton’s novel (buy at Amazon) was met with critical acclaim and was named one of the best books of the year by Shelf Awareness and the Chicago Review of Books.
“Grant and I couldn’t be more excited to be involved with this incredible project,” said Clooney previously. “Mark is a writer we’ve long admired and his script is haunting. We’re thrilled to be working with our friends at Netflix as well.”
“Having known and worked with George for over two decades, I can’t think of anyone better to bring this amazing story to life,” said Scott Stuber, head of Netflix’s film division.
“The book is powerful and moving, and Mark’s adaptation is beautifully written. At its core, this is a story about human nature, and one that I know our global audiences will fall in love with, just like I did when I read it.”
Fate: The Winx Saga is debuting on the streaming service on January 22, 2021, follows the coming-of-age journey of five fairies attending Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld.
At Otherworld, they must learn to master their powers while navigating love, rivalries, and the monsters that threaten their very existence. From creator Brian Young (The Vampire Diaries), Fate: The Winx Saga is a live-action reimagining of the Italian cartoon Winx Club from Iginio Straffi.