Time Freak, the Oscar-nominated short and directorial debut from Andrew Bowler, is bound for the big screen, and it’s brought along a couple of big-name Hollywood stars for the ride.
Deadline has the scoop, confirming that Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner has climbed aboard to star opposite Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game, The Space Between Us), Skyler Gisondo, Will Peltz, Aubrey Reynolds and Jillian Joy. Production has already kicked off in Salt Lake City, indicating that Time Freak is on course for a release sometime in early 2018.
Six years ago, Bowler and Gigi Causey – his producing partner and wife – broke the piggy bank to make Time Freak a reality, and it’s fair to say that that risk has paid off dividends. While the original orbited around a neurotic inventor who becomes obsessed with revisiting the memories of yesteryear through his newly constructed time machine, the feature adaptation will hew closer to romance, following a “heartbroken physics student (Butterfield) who builds a time machine when his girlfriend Debbie (Turner) breaks up with him. Going back in time, Stillman attempts to fix every mistake he made to save their relationship, while dragging his best friend, Evan (Gisondo), along in the process.”
The cameras are already rolling on Andrew Bowler’s feature adaptation of Time Freak, so expect further details to surface online sooner rather than later. Turner, meanwhile, will reprise her role as Sansa Stark for the seventh season of Game of Thrones. It’ll roar onto the small screen on July 16th, before an eighth season brings the curtain down on HBO’s fantasy flagship in 2018 – that is, until the network inevitably begins exploring the option of spinoff series.