Lionsgate has hired music video director Daniel Askill to helm their upcoming sci-fi project When First We Were Gods.

The story is set in a world where the process of immortality has been discovered, but is only available to the rich. The story centers on a man who conspires to murder his immortal spouse so he can replace her with his mistress.

Aron Eli Coleite will be adapting the film, which is based on a short story by Rick Yancey. The author is best known for his novels The Highly Effective Detective, The Monstrumologist and The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp.

No production schedule has been released.

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