Screenwriter Oren Uziel has been hired by Paramount Pictures to write the script for their Sci-Fi film project Forgotten, which will star True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld. The film will be an adaptation of the novel written by Cat Patrick.
Steinfeld will play London Lane, a 16-year old whose memory is erased at 4:33 every night. The following morning, all she can remember are events from her future. After meeting a new boy at school, London becomes frustrated that she can't seem to find him in her memory of things to come.
Sounds like it will make for a cool movie, and the fact that Steinfeld is on board to star is a plus. She's a great young up-and-coming actress.
The screenwriter for the film Uziel is currently writing the script for the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot, and earlier this year Sony picked up a comedy he wrote called The Kitchen Sink, which Jonah Hill is set to direct.
Here's the description of the book:
Every night, while sixteen-year-old London Lane is asleep, her memory of that day is erased. In the morning, all she can “remember” are events from her future. London is used to relying on reminder notes and a trusted friend to get through the day, but things get complicated when a new boy at school enters the picture.
Luke Henry is not someone you’d easily forget, yet try as she might, London can’t find him in her memories of things to come. When London starts experiencing disturbing flashbacks, or flash-forwards, as the case may be, she realizes it’s time to learn about the past she keeps forgetting—before it destroys her future.