Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s Chase Masterson and director James Kerwin have a new science fiction project in the works, a remake of R.U.R., a Czech play originally written by Karel Capek.
Kerwin had been interested in the play since taking a college literature course. “I had studied the play in a college lit course, and was even in a production of it in Dallas years ago,” he said. “The story always stuck with me: a play which Karel Capek started writing in 1919, set fifty years from then, which predicted advances in biotechnology and served as an inspiration for masterpieces like Blade Runner and Metropolis. R.U.R. contains an important sociopolitical message, one which is as valid today as it was back in the early 20th century, and I was surprised that it had never been turned into a proper feature film.”