Berg (pictured left), whose Will Smith actioner “Hancock” hits multiplexes in July, has been one of the most sought-after helmers in this truncated pilot season. “Virtuality,” penned by “Battlestar Galactica’s” Ron Moore and Michael Taylor, revolves around a long-range NASA mission and involves a limitless world of virtual reality.
Berg’s producing partner Sarah Aubrey and Film 44 banner will be a coproducer along with Universal Media Studios and Lloyd Braun and Gail Berman’s BermanBraun banner.
Fox seems hell-bent on fantastic voyages with its drama picks his year. J.J. Abrams’ “Fringe” sounds “X-Files”-ish with a femme FBI agent investigating reports of unusual medical and scientific phenomena. Joss Whedon’s “Dollhouse” is about people who live together in a futuristic dormitory and are “imprinted” with different personalities for various assignments. Also back for more reality-bending fun next season are the cyborgs of “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.”