Actress Reese Witherspoon and producer Simon Kinberg have a brand new sci-fi film coming, however not the way you may suppose. Coming off the second season of HBO’s Huge Little Lies, Reese Witherspoon joins Simon Kinberg, who not too long ago made his directorial debut with Darkish Phoenix, for a science fiction movie that’s headed to not theaters, however to Netflix.

Alongside producer Simon Kinberg, Reese Witherspoon will produce and star in Pyros, an adaptation of the science fiction brief story Tardy Man by writer Thomas Pierce. A number of studios, together with Sony Photos, had been on this enticing bundle of expertise and materials, in response to Deadline. So this function may have been a theatrical launch, however finally Netflix gained out and Pyros is headed for the streaming service.

Thomas Pierce will write the script for the movie primarily based on his personal brief story, which appeared in The New Yorker final yr. Tardy Man follows a bunch of people that put on indestructible, fire-retardant ‘Tardy fits’ which can be related to their backbone and permit them to endure harmful situations. The Tardy Males work for an insurance coverage company to salvage the belongings of wealthy individuals throughout fires and different pure disasters.

The Tardy Males should not allowed to divert from their mission of object restoration to assist individuals in want. The launching level for the story is when a Tardy Man disobeys this strictly enforced rule to be able to save somebody. On the floor, it sounds considerably Fahrenheit 451-esque, however for those who learn the brief story, it additionally has some attention-grabbing parallels to final yr’s Sorry to Hassle You.

Like a lot of nice sci-fi, Tardy Man appears to be utilizing science fiction to inform a narrative that claims one thing about the actual world, and because the brief story is properly, very brief, Pyros will be capable to actually increase on the idea and mythology for a function movie. It’s additionally cool that Thomas Pierce, whose different brief story Chairman Spaceman is being developed by Fox Searchlight, will probably be adapting his personal story for the Netflix movie Pyros.

As of but there is no such thing as a director or different forged connected for Pyros, neither is there a launch date. Reese Witherspoon and Simon Kinberg actually each have a lot on their plates along with this sci-fi movie. Simon Kinberg is capturing his second function movie 355, a spy thriller starring Jessica Chastain, Diane Kruger, Sebastian Stan, Penélope Cruz, Lupita Nyong’o and Bingbing Fan.

Reese Witherspoon isn’t simply headed to Netflix for Pyros. The Oscar-winning actress additionally has the mini-series Little Fires In every single place headed to Hulu and the sequence The Morning Present, which can even star Steve Carell and Jennifer Aniston, headed to Apple’s upcoming service,

Take a look at our 2019 Launch Schedule to maintain monitor of every part headed to theaters this yr and for all the most recent film information, keep tuned to CinemaBlend.