Deadline reported last week that Ridley Scott’s production company Scott Free Productions is officially developing “Strange Angel,” a biographic miniseries that tells the story of John Parsons, a scientist and co-founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory — who was also a major participant in occultist religion.
Ridley Scott and David Zucker are set to executive produce the project and Mark Heyman will write. Heyman was most recently the co-writer for “The Skeleton Twins,” and he also co-wrote “Black Swan” and co-produced “The Wrestler.”
Below is a 2014 documentary about Parsons made by Mike Morrison, an editor and motion graphics designer hired by The
Cameron-Parsons Foundation to make the project. Get a taste for the zaniness that Scott may cover in “Strange Angel” with this 11-minute doc: