Phillip Noyce Set to Direct 'Timeless' From Writer of 'Enchanted'

November 11, 2010
Source: Deadline

Phillip Noyce / Clock

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?

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movieguy on Nov 11, 2010


I think it would be cool if they focus on him struggling to build the device, following the triumphs and pit falls of his creation. Then at the end.. after accidentally ripping the fabric of time and piecing it back together again he finally reunites with his late wife. Hmm, has potential.

matt gaser on Nov 12, 2010

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