Green Lantern Co-Writer Marc Guggenheim Developing Time Travel Adventure At Disney
I'm a sucker for any type of time-travel storytelling. Promise me ripples in the space-time continuum and the possibility of a modern hero witnessing landmarks in world history, and Iím in. So Iím more than a little geeked by the news that Marc Guggenheim has been given the greenlight to develop Time Zones for Disney.
The Hollywood Reporter describes the movie as ďa race against time merged with a race in time conceptĒ that's set in a future existence where our world has created "time zones." Inside each of these time pockets, youíll find geographic replicas of the same area, but from a different time. So the 1920s New York could exist right next to a 2034 version of New Jersey and a 1965 version of Connecticut, so to speak.
Through these fractured time zones races Guggenheimís hero, a man trying to bend time in order to save his wife. In order to complete his mission the man must reunite with his estranged daughter.
Guggenheim played around with time and science-fiction elements while writing for the television shows FlashForward and No Ordinary Family. His most recent feature-film credit, however, was Warner Bros.' Green Lantern, so that might temper some of your expectations.
A bigger problem for Time Zones might be budget. Disney recently balked at a costly Lone Ranger because of ballooning costs, and that was with proven Pirates of the Caribbean talents Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp attached. I canít imagine it being cheap to produce the different eras Guggenheim no doubt will write into his screenplay. Letís hope Disney gives him and whoever they hire to bring this vision to life enough creative freedom to deliver something special.
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