Lionsgate has picked up rights to Jack Finney’s illustrated novel Time and Again with Doug Liman set to helm and produce. Many people have tried to bring the book to the screen since it was published in 1970, but it’s always stayed trapped in development hell. Liman is now hoping he can pull it out, according to Variety.
The novel follows Manhattan illustrator Simon Morley, who takes part in a secret government experiment in the mid 20th century. The experiment transports him back to 1882 New York, where he falls in love and struggles with the decision to either go back to his original time or stay in the past with his lover. The author also wrote the fantasy novel The Body Snatchers and a sequel to Time and Again, called From Time to Time.
The movie won’t shoot anytime soon, as Liman is set to make All You Need Is Kill first, which stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt.