Eagle Eye and I Am Number Four helmer D.J. Caruso has signed up to direct 20th Century Fox’s supernatural thriller, Selling Time. Last October is was rumoured Will Smith was interested in starring, and according to according he still attached, but has never formally committed to the project.
Fox hopes that they can finally get the Smith to sign on with a new draft of the script that is being written by Dan McDermott. He was actually the script’s original writer back in 2001, but since then other writers such as Spike Lee, Derick Martini, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver have fiddled and altered it. Now it’s going back to something closer to what it began as, although Caruso will oversee the new draft.
The writer and director previously worked together on the 2008 thriller Eagle Eye.
The script is about a man who is offered the chance to relive the worst day of his life, although he must give up seven years of his life expectancy in return. It’s not clear when it might shoot.