Paul Verhoeven To Direct Eternal

The Total Recall and Starship Troopers director takes on a torrid tale of supernatural rumpy-pumpy

The film was developed by Sidney Kimmel Entertainment from a pitch by David Loughery ( Obsessed ), who also wrote the initial script. Richard D’Ovidio ( Exit Wounds ), is doing a rewrite (we have visions of Verhoeven standing over him barking, “More sex! More sex!”). The plot concerns a married, recovering alcoholic who helps a woman who’s threatening to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. They end up having a torrid sexual affair (in a Verhoevenen film? You don’t say). When he gets home, he’s confronted by his wife and a private investigator, with photos spread across a table. He thinks he’s busted, but the photos that should have shown him in the clinches with his mistress instead show him alone, drinking alcohol. He starts questioning his own sanity, but progressively figures out that this temptress is a ghost who is after his soul.

Dave Golder
Freelance Writer

Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.