Terry Matalas, the showrunner who helmed the third and final season of Star Trek: Picard, has been tapped to write a remake of the 1985 cult sci-fi movie Enemy Mine, for 20th Century Studios.

Set in a future where mankind is warring with a reptilian alien species, Enemy Mine starred Dennis Quaid as a human pilot and Louis Gossett Jr. as an alien who crash land on a desolate planet. Both have deep-seated hatred for one another, but are forced to overcome their prejudices to survive. Things are taken up a notch when the human pilot must take care of the alien’s baby when the reptilian is no longer able. The original film was directed by Wolfgang Petersen, and was based on a novella by sci-fi writer Barry B. Longyear, which itself was originally published in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine.

No producer or director is currently on board Matalas’ remake. Though best known for his work on Picard, Matalas was also the creator and showrunner behind the 12 Monkeys television series and the showrunner of season four of the rebooted MacGyver series. Which means, not only has he got plenty of practice in the sci-fi sphere, but he’s earned his stripes with remakes and reboots, too.

Stay tuned for more information on the reboot of Enemy Mine as we hear it.

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