Sony Picture has acquired the rights to Michael and Peter Spierig’s Predestination, Variety reports. The film reunites actor Ethan Hawke with the Daybreakers directing pair.
The film chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity.
Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must recruit his younger self while pursuing the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.
Predestination is based on the classic Robert A. Heinlein short story -All you Zombies-. No, it’s not a Zombie flick, said the Spierig Brothers when the project was first announced. This is one of our favourite short stories for the simple fact that we can confidently say, this is unlike anything you’ve ever read before, truly original… The short is on many sci-fi lists as one of the greatest short stories of all time, and the mother of all time paradox tales. Heinlein is considered one of the great science fiction masters along side Phillip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke.
The film is slated to shoot in Australia at the start of 2013, early pre-production and casting is under way.