Newswire: Maze Runner producers developing movie based on first reported alien abduction

Deadline reports that Gotham/Principal, the production team behind the Maze Runner films, is developing a feature film about the first reported alien abduction. The movie will be based on the 2007 book, Captured! The Betty And Barney Hill UFO Experience: The True Story Of The World’s First Documented Alien Abduction. For brevity’s (and the marketing department’s) sake, the movie will just be called Captured.

The book, co-authored by ufologists Stanton Friedman and Kathleen Marden, chronicled the story of Barney and Betty Hill, an interracial couple who claimed they were abducted by aliens in 1961. The Hills said they were driving along a New Hampshire road when they saw something in the sky; they tried to investigate, but just ended up abducted by aliens for their troubles. They contacted the Air Force and a “civilian UFO research group,” but the incident was written off by both organizations …

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