Casey Affleck and director David Lowery recently teamed for Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, and now THR reports that they are getting together again for the sci-fi adaptation To Be Two.
Lowery will also write the script, based on the short story To Be Two or Not To Be by Paul Broks. It is set in a world where teleportation exists. Humans get scanned and then a digital version is sent to Mars where they are reconstructed atom by atom. The original person then has to be destroyed on Earth. The story deals with an accident where the original human isn’t destroyed, leaving one human on Earth and an exact duplicate on Mars. The adaptation is said to have the same tone as director Rian Johnson’s Looper.
Affleck is attached to star and executive produce with David Lowery, Toby Halbrooks and James M. Johnston. Jim Wilson is producing and financing the development through his Silver Reel company.