New Regency has acquired rights to “The End of Eternity,” an Isaac Asimov time travel novel first published in 1955, reports Variety. Regency will take the book out to directors before a writer is hired.
The Asimov novel is a futuristic tale in which humanity is controlled by a ruling class called Eternity, members of which can manipulate time to alter history and prevent disasters or wipe out undesirables. One of the time cops flirts with disaster when he breaks the cardinal Eternity rule and falls in love with a woman from another time period.
The film will be produced by Vince Gerardis, with Eli Kirschner executive producing.