W. D. Richter — American Writer born on December 07, 1945,

W. D. Richter is a screenwriter and film director and producer. He is best known for adapting Invasion of the Body Snatchers, directing The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension and co-writing Big Trouble in Little China... (wikipedia)

Why not a space flower? Why do we always expect metal ships?
Of course, a movie is in constant flux.