Variety has learned that a re-imagining of Vincenzo Natali’s 1997 science-fiction thriller ‘Cube’ is on the way with newcomer Saman Kesh (‘Controller’) attached to direct from a script by Phil Gawthorne.

The original film follows the story of seven kidnapped strangers who find themselves trapped in a never ending series of connected cube-shaped rooms, trying to navigate through the traps each cube may or may not contain. The movie spawned a sequel, ‘Cube 2: Hypercube,’ and a prequel, ‘Cube Zero.’

According to THR, the new film, entitled ‘Cubed,’ will focus on “artificial intelligence, humanity and the birth of a new ‘digital’ race.”

Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee (‘Poltergeist,’ ‘The LEGO Movie’) is on board to produce with Jon Spaihts (‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘Passengers’) and Shawn Levy’s Fox-based banner, 21 Laps.

You can check out Kesh’s acclaimed 2014 short, ‘Controller,’ below.

  • filmbuff2011

    I’m disappointed to hear that Cube is being re-made. The 1997 original was a little gem, using a small cast, just a few sets and some clever lighting to make a highly original, brainy sci-fi thriller.