Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson Starring in "'The Ice Storm' in Space," Basically
Putting to the test just how liberally mankind can apply the "in space" suffix to films, now we're getting the 1997 Ang Lee drama The Ice Storm... in Space! Sort of.
The film is called Space Station 76, and THR reports writer-director Jack Plotnick has just quietly wrapped shooting with stars Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Matt Bomer, and Marisa Coughlan in the leads. In an interview at New York Comic Con, Wilson previously hinted that he had shot something he said was like "putting The Ice Storm on the set of Buck Rogers," and it seems that this is what he was talking about. 76 takes place on a retro-futuristic space station straight from the future envisioned by the disco generation, with Plotnick explaining that the drifting spacecraft apparently serves as a sort of metaphor for the isolation of bored, unhappy suburban families getting along in the supposedly party-filled '70s. Wilson plays the ship's closeted and suicidal captain, while his The Ledge co-star Tyler plays a new arrival who causes tension amongst the crew. Bomer plays a bionic technician miserably married to the manipulative Coughlan. Pretty funny, right? Well, apparently it is, because Wilson also claims the film is "ridiculously hilarious." If he's right, it might be time to investigate The Ice Storm: Back 2 tha Hood, too.