Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 70%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Trailer Smashes In
'Do you bleed?'
New Jurassic World Posters Arrive
Dino might
Bill Pullman And Judd Hirsch Returning For Independence Day 2
Vivica A. Fox also joins the party
First Trailer For Star Wars Rebels Season 2
Vader gladiator
Lucas Till's Havok Returning For X-Men: Apocalypse
Hi, energy
Alan Rickman Finds The Limehouse Golem
He's aboard the murder mystery
Fast & Furious 7 Outpaces The US Box Office Again
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 segways into second
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
16 April 2015
Paul Haggis Finds The Last Of The Tribe
In talks to direct the jungle thriller
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Edge Of Tomorrow (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Fair Game (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Jumper (2008)
Empire Star Rating
Mr And Mrs Smith
Empire Star Rating
The Bourne Identity
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Doug Liman Tries For Time And Again
He'll tackle the novel adaptation

25 July 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Doug Liman Tries For Time And Again

Like a sweaty, snarling, OTT wrestler, Jack Finney’s illustrated 1970 novel Time And Again has beaten off all Hollywood’s champions who have tried to wrestle it to the cinematic mat and force it on screen. Now Summit / Lionsgate is hoping Doug Liman might be the man with the gumption to finally crack the adaptation.

Finney’s romantic time travel tale follows Simon Morley, an illustrator living in ‘70s New York who agrees to be part of a secret government programme. He’s zapped back to 1882 where he falls in love with a beautiful woman and must decide between his life (and current girlfriend) in the present and the past. It sounds a bit like Kate & Leopold except, y'know, not dreadful.

Time And Again slowly built up a huge following and Finney even wrote a sequel, From Time To Time, which arrived one year after he died in 1996.

The first filmmaker to show real interest in getting it made was Robert Redford, who was introduced to it by Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward after their producing partner John Foreman had secured the rights. That didn’t work out, and a similar fate befell an attempt to turn it into a TV mini-series. Since then, several directors have been interested in the idea.

Liman is no stranger to difficult projects, though they’ve usually tended to get troublesome during production rather than at the source material stage. Still, with a wide range of films under his belt, he’s at least got a shot at making it happen. The studio will start locking down a writer shortly, while Liman concentrates on shooting All You Need Is Kill, which is now in pre-production in London with Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt aboard.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Exclusive: Liam Neeson Talks Taken 2
'There's a lot of carnage...'
Hugh Laurie May Be Robocop's Villain
UPDATE: He's no longer in talks


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The 15 Most Controversial Alternate Endings
How some of your favourite films could have finished...

80 Of The Best Movie Star Adverts
From Sly Stallone selling bread to Hugh Jackman dancing for Ice Tea

Showrunner Matthew Weiner Reveals 7 Mad Men Secrets
The truth about The Beatles and that lawnmower

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Breakdown
Everything you need to know about the second teaser

Podcast #157: Alan Rickman
From A Little Chaos to Die Hard and back again

From Hell! 22 Stalker Psychodramas
From fatal attractions to single white females

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon On The Town That Dreaded Sundown
The American Horror Story director on his cult slasher remake

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 70%
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)