Rebecca Thomas to helm ‘Malignant’

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Los Angeles, Aug 8 (IANS) Filmmaker Rebecca Thomas, who has also directed episodes of the hit sitcom “Stranger Things”, is on board to helm the film “Malignant”.

The sci-fi action-thriller will be produced by James Wan, reports variety.com.

The film is based on the Boom! Studios’ comic “Malignant Man”, co-created by Wan. Zak Olkewicz wrote the script for the adaptation.

The story focuses on a patient dying of a terminal disease. He discovers that his malignant tumor is actually a mysterious alien parasite. He is assigned to battle a secret army.

Thomas also directed 2012’s “Electrick Children”.

She is also directing a live-action “The Little Mermaid” reboot and adapting “Looking for Alaska”.

–IANS

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