Kevin Macdonald Sees End Of Eternity

State of Play director to adapt Asimov

Kevin Macdonald Sees End Of Eternity

by Helen O'Hara |
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State of Play comes out tomorrow, but director Kevin Macdonald has not only lined up his next film, an adaptation of Rosemary Sutcliffe's **Eagle of the Ninth, but he's got another one in place to follow that, with the news that he's set to adapt Isaac Asimov's The End of Eternity.

The story, one of Asimov's best, concerns a city called Eternity, which exists outside of time, and whose citizens (called Eternals) travel into the timestream to meddle with and 'correct' human history. One of them, Andrew Harlan, falls in love with a woman outside Eternity and finds himself in conflict with Eternity's leaders. And then come the paradoxes and the brain twisting and a bit of meddling in 20th century history.

There's no word yet on how far away this is, but we look forward to seeing Macdonald conquer yet another movie genre.

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