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Stephen Soderbergh, George Clooney Dive Into Solaris
  After bathing in Rat Pack cool in "Ocean's Eleven," Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney are reteaming for a very different project. The pair are the creative force behind an adaptation/remake of the sci-fi thriller "Solaris."

Based on the novel by Stanislaw Lem, the film's action is centered on Clooney's character, a psychologist who travels to a space station orbiting an all-ocean alien planet to investigate odd happenings with the crew. The story dips and weaves through subconscious and memory, so don't expect any laser fights or deep-space explosions. Judging by the just-released teaser trailer Soderbergh is shooting for--and achieving, at least with the teaser--a creepy mood. Set pictures from Coming Attractions elicit the same ominous feeling.

Production on "Solaris" is in full swing, with the film slated for release December 13.
Posted: 06/26/02