It sometimes feels that Night At The Museum and Real Steel director Shawn Levy is on a mission to produce all movies, as he has a ridiculous number in the works that have his name attached to them. Now a new one has surfaced via ComingSoon, as he’s set to produce the sci-fi flick, The Story Of Your Life, with commercials director Nic Mathieu planning to make his feature directorial debut on the film.
Eric Heisserer (The Thing, A Nightmare On Elm Street) is writing the screenplay, based on Nebula Award-winning short story by Ted Chiang. After aliens land around the globe, a linguist is recruited by the US government in a race to decipher their intentions on Earth. However learning their language teaches her how to think like them, which results in her being able to perceive time ‘chrono-synclastically’, which essentially means she can remember the future.
Unsurprisingly this causes more than a few issues, not least that she now has the ability to see what will happen to her currently unborn daughter.
Casting is apparently now underway, with shooting set to start in the first half of next year.