Neill Blomkamp in Talks to Direct Time Travel Adaptation "The Gone World"

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 - 12:04PM
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Wednesday, 11 November 2015 - 12:04PM
Neill Blomkamp in Talks to Direct Time Travel Adaptation "The Gone World"
Neill Blomkamp's Alien movie seems close to dead, and is at least postponed indefinitely, leaving him free to choose another project. Luckily for us, he's staying within the sci-fi genre, as the District 9 director is in talks to helm the adaptation of the upcoming time traveling novel, The Gone World by Thomas Sweterlitsch. 

TriStar previously optioned the author's previous novel, Tomorrow and Tomorrow, and several studios courted this one before it finally landed at 20th Century Fox. There are no specific plot details on The Gone World yet, but it is reportedly a "time travel procedural." "Procedural" is an interesting word, as it sounds more like a TV show than a movie, but either way, it should be interesting to see Blomkamp take on a new subgenre of sci-fi. So far he's covered aliens in District 9, post-apocalyptic dystopia in Elysium, and artificial intelligence in Chappie.

Of Blomkamp's three films, the only one we really liked was District 9, but that's a nearly perfect movie, so it was enough to get us excited about his Alien sequel. Unfortunately, it's been placed on the backburner in order to make room for Ridley Scott's Prometheus sequel, and if he takes on this project, it's even more likely the movie will never see the light of day.

Via Deadline.
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