Hollywood has been trying to get a big screen adaptation of the illustrated novel Time and Time Again for years, and now Jumper and All You Need is Kill director Doug Liman is going to give it a shot for Lionsgate.
The book was created by Jack Finney and was first published in the 1970s. It's a romantic time-travel tale that follows a man named Simon Morley, who's a Manhattan illustrator that enlists in a secret government experiment and is transported from the mid-20th century to 1882 New York, where he falls in love and finds himself forced to choose between his lives in the present and the past.
I've been meaning to read this book forever, maybe it's about time I buckle down take some time and read it. It sounds like a great story, and I'm sure it will make for a good movie. Hopefully everyone is motivated to push it through this time around.
Here's a description of the book:
"Sleep. And when you awake everything you know of the twentieth century will be gone from your mind. Tonight is January 21, 1882. There are no such things as automobiles, no planes, computers, television. 'Nuclear' appears in no dictionary. You have never heard the name Richard Nixon."
Did illustrator Si Morley really step out of his twentieth-century apartment one night -- right into the winter of 1882? The U.S. Government believed it, especially when Si returned with a portfolio of brand-new sketches and tintype photos of a world that no longer existed -- or did it?
At one point in the 1990s Robert Redford was developing the film for Universal Pictures after Paul Newman introduced him to the book. Liman is currently shooting All You Need is Kill with Tom Cruise. I image this will be his next project.
What do you think about Liman taking on this film project?
The image above comes from the book.