In one of the more appropriately timed – or incidental – announcements in recent memory, Fox has ordered a pilot from In Time, the all-new time-travel comedy hatched by Chris Miller and Phil Lord.
As this just so happens to be October 21, 2015, the Internet is awash with homages, stunts and play-by-break breakdowns of Robert Zemeckis’ Back to the Future II, making it the perfect window for the studio to pick up Miller and Lord’s pitch for the pilot treatment. Orbiting around a trio of childhood friends, In Time centers on the ways in which their lives are upended when they stumble upon the power to bend and shape time as they see fit. But once the novelty wears off, the group must then strike a balance between the humdrum routine of their daily lives and the ever-present desire to teleport to a different time period.
Penned by Julius Sharpe of Family Guy and The Cleveland Show fame, it’s understood that Lord and Miller will executive produce the dramedy – similar to their involvement in The Last Man on Earth – adding yet another spinning plate to the pair’s jam-packed production schedule.
Across cinema and the small-screen, it’s no secret that Lord and Miller have nigh on become power players in the industry, after help tee up a trio of tentpole franchises in The LEGO Movie, 21 Jump Street and Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs; now, the pair are off to a galaxy far, far away to helm Disney’s Han Solo Anthology film, collaborating with Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan in the process.
As for In Time, there’s nary a mention of cast members or release window at this early time, but we expect to learn more about the time-travel comedy sooner rather than later.