csaDaniel Craig, the craggy faced Craig from Layer Cake, will be joining Nicole Kidman in the sci fi film Invasion, to be directed by Downfall‘s Oliver Hirschbiegel.

In the film a mysterious epidemic is affecting the behavior of people, and Washington DC psychiatrist Kidman finds out that the virus comes from outer space. The film began as a remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, which I guess it still is.

Craig will play Kidman’s love interest, who teams up with her to battle the virus.

Body Snatchers is actually one of the most successfully remade films in history, and that’s mostly because the basic premise allows it to be adapted for whatever paranoia currently reigns. This one sounds like it’s the long-delayed AIDS metaphor, but we’ll see where Hirschbiegal – whose Das Experiment blew me away – does with the concept.

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