Variety is reporting that director Doug Liman will direct the sci-fi film Time and Again for Lionsgate. Based on Jack Finney’s classic novel of the same name, there have been plans to adapt the story for the big screen for almost twenty years now and finally, it looks like things may get rolling on this one. No word yet on when exactly Liman plans to shoot but he has agreed to step behind the camera for the studio.
For those not familiar with the source material, it follows “a young Manhattanite, Simon Morley, finds himself in 1882 after partaking in a government experiment.” Though I haven’t read the novel, it sounds like an interesting story and one that I think Liman could do a good job with.
The director just had his Tom Cruise-starring sci-fi film All You Need is Kill greenlit earlier this week, so if that project gets in front of camera before Time and Again, it may be a while before we see any movement on the film. But still, it’s something to look forward to.
Though he’s been responsible for some pretty awful films, I’m looking at you Jumper, Liman still does have a handful of respectable credits. The Bourne Identity anyone? Swingers? Come on, how can you not love Swingers?
Whether you’re a fan of his or not, I think Doug Liman is a pretty safe bet for Lionsgate and I’m very interested to see what he can do with Time and Again.