Filmmaker David Twohy is poised to tackle time travel in his next film. Deadline reports that the director behind the Riddick trilogy will helm the thriller Replay for Relativity. The story follows a test subject in an experiment who is sent four days into the future, only to discover that his son has been killed and he’s being accused of committing the crime. When the day is over, he wakes up to find it’s now the previous day, thus beginning a murder mystery in reverse as he must solve the murder before he reaches the day of the initial experiment, which is when the killing occurred. The project was penned by Joe Gazzam, who is writing the upcoming Cliffhanger remake. This is not to be confused with the other time travel movie called Replay, which is based on Ken Grimwood’s novel and previously had Robert Zemeckis in line to direct.
Twohy’s directorial credits have veered into dark tones with movies like Below and Pitch Black, but he has plenty of experience in the sci-fi realm and also co-wrote The Fugitive. Production on Replay is expected to begin in early 2015.