Phillip Noyce Set to Direct 'Timeless' From Writer of 'Enchanted'
This past summer, the decent, but wholly ridiculous and implausible action thriller Salt starring Angelina Jolie hit theaters with a moderate splash (despite coming out the same week as the San Diego Comic-Con). Now Deadline reports the film's director, Phillip Noyce, is looking at another unbelievably plot for his next film. Apparently Noyce is negotiating to direct Timeless, a film which follows a recently married man who inherits a fortune from his late wife. Plagued by an unresolved issue between he and his wife, he uses the money to build a time travel device to see her one last time, and clear the air between them once and for all.
The script comes from writer Bill Kelly who impressed me with a charming, witty and quite hilarious script for Disney's live-action, somewhat self-depracating comedy Enchanted. Relativity Media, who has a take on the Snow White fairytale of their own, is behind this new time travel flick with Salt producer Sunil Perkash involved as well. Using time travel as a more intimate plot point rather than a world-saving device isn't a new twist since The Time Traveler's Wife and even The Lake House, to some extent, have used time travel as a way to spark romantic drama, but I think it's definitely a nice break from the overly complicated use of it in big budget tentpoles. Interested?