While Ethan Hawke’s film output has ranged from the great to the abysmal, one of his stronger recent efforts was the futurisic vampire flick, Daybreakers. Now Variety reports that he’s reteaming with the directors of that movie, Michael and Peter Spierig, for the sci-fi movie, Predestination, based on Robert Heinlein’s 1958 short story, All You Zombies.
The Spierig’s say, “This is one of our favourite short stories. It’s truly original, and unlike anything you’ve ever read before. It’s the mother of all time paradox tales.” The plot follows a vaguely Minority Report style agency that travels through time to stop criminals committing murders and terrorists acts before they can go ahead with them. Hawke’s agent is sent on a series on intricate journeys in the hope he can continue his law enforcement career for eternity, with complicated results involving a particularly unexpected predestination paradox and a sex change operation!
The film will shoot in Australia at the beginning of next year.