It was revealed last summer that Dark Horse Comics’ Timecop is heading back to the big screen with Universal Pictures developing the property for a franchise reboot. Today, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Journey 2: The Mysterious Island scribes Brian and Mark Gunn will provide the screenplay.
“What a dream: to travel through time,” Dark Horse’s official description of the series reads, “You can change the past, the future, your future. Then imagine Max Walker, one of the Time Enforcement Commission’s toughest and most extreme cops. But as nasty as Walker’s methods are, even he may not be able to stop a nefarious plot to destroy the future as we know it.”
Originally published as a three-part story in the “Dark Horse Comics” anthology series, Timecop was adapted for the big screen in 1994 with Jean-Claude Van Damme in the lead. That feature version featured a script by the character’s creators, Dark Horse President Mike Richardson and Mark Verheiden.
The first Timecop film received a brief television spinoff in 1997 and a direct-to-video sequel Timecop 2: The Berlin Decision in 2003.
Marc Shmuger and Tom McNulty are producing the new version with Richardson set to executive produce.