Disney Picks Up Sci-Fi Pitch 'The Runner' for Director Marc Forster

March 8, 2011
Source: Deadline

Marc Forster

Though he's got Machine Gun Preacher slated to get released sometime this year, director Marc Forster hasn't helmed a feature film since the lukewarmly received sequel Quantum on Solace in 2008. However, Forster may be lining up yet another project as Deadline reports Walt Disney Pictures is collaborating with Imagine Entertainment on a high concept futuristic sci-fi film titled The Runner. In the year 2027, Earth's surface has been made uninhabitable due to a devastating attack. A group of survivors living in the Rocky Mountains have discovered a way to send someone back in time. Would you like to know more? Read on!

While the time traveling volunteer departs under the guise of trying to stop the devastating attack, he has an ulterior motive: to save the love of his life. Sounds like quite an epic risk for love. The concept comes from Dave Andron who was behind the attempted NBC remake of "Knight Rider," but more importantly the supervising producer of the FX series "Justified." In addition to the feature film (which Forster may only potentially direct) apparently a TV show, video game, graphic novel and interactive content for mobile devices will also be developed for the property. Disney also has another high profile futuristic sci-fi project in the works with Oblivion, from director Joseph Kosinski and writer William Monahan. The studio sure knows what the hell they're doing right now. What do you think?

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that guy got a big forehead on Mar 9, 2011



Anonymous on Mar 9, 2011


This is quite the dilemma. I'm a sucker for anything involving time travel, but Quantum of Solace was terrible and had probably the worst cinematography I've ever seen in an action movie. I have zero confidence in Forster.

Craig on Mar 9, 2011


I dig it. P.s. Quantum on Solace wasn't bad just not mind blowing. People are too harsh on it.

Johnny Neat on Mar 9, 2011


Because the concept and execution of the Knight Rider remake was so awesome? Maybe they can get Val Kilmer to star.

two-dollar whore on Mar 10, 2011


I liked it better when it was called Deja Vu

A5J4DX on Mar 13, 2011


I recommend reading Dead Morn by Piers Anthony. Amazing work. Very similar.

Reglyt on Mar 27, 2011

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