Director Phillip Noyce (Salt) is currently in negotiations to direct a time-travel film called Timeless. The flick comes from a spec script written by Bill Kelly, who also wrote the surprisingly great Disney film Enchanted. Deadline reports that the premise involves, “a recently wed man [who] loses his wife and discovers after the fact that she left him a fortune. Haunted by an unresolved issue between himself and his wife, the man invests the money to build a time travel device, just to see her one last time.”
It’s unknown how soon the project will go into production, as Noyce has a rather full schedule at the moment. He recently signed on to direct another spy thriller, Wenceslas Square, and has been preparing an adaptation of Tim Winton’s Dirt Music for some time now with Russell Crowe eyeing the lead. He also has the sequel to this summer’s hit film Salt in the works. Hit the jump for a bit more on the flick.
I like Noyce. I think his Jack Ryan films with Harrison Ford, Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, were the best of the Ryan series so far, and he proved he’s just as adept at more dramatic fare with 2002’s The Quiet American. I’m interested to see what he’ll do with a time travel film. Bill Kelly is a fine choice as well. I enjoyed Disney’s Enchanted a lot more than I should have. I think it had just the right mixture of satire and sweetness. Not to mention the always charming Amy Adams. No telling how long it will take for this project to get going, or even if it will happen, but consider me intrigued.