Australian filmmaker hired for sci-fi feature.

Music video and short film director Daniel Askill has been set by Lionsgate to make his big screen directorial debut with the sci-fi trhiller ‘When First We Were Gods.’

Based on a short story by Rick Yancey, ‘We Have Decided Not To Die’ is set in “a world where humanity has achieved immortality, but it is only available to an extraordinarily wealthy elite. It follows a man who conspires to murder his immortal wife so that his mortal mistress can take her place — thus taking her immortality.”

The adaptation will be penned by Aron Eli Coleite (‘The River,’ ‘Heroes,’ ‘Crossing Jordan’) and produced by Alli Shearmur.