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The Wrap is reporting that Michael Bay has signed on to direct an adaptation of Wesley Chu’s sci-fi novel Time Salvager, which is being produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian for Paramount Pictures.
“The speed that Mark, the president of Di Bonaventura, pushed for Paramount to close the option, and the enthusiasm Michael Bay showed in attaching to Time Salvager, has been nothing short of astounding,” said Chu. “Often, getting this far in the process can take months, if not years. This went down in a matter of weeks. It’s still going to be an uphill climb but I have complete confidence in the team that Di Bonaventura and Paramount are assembling to usher Time Salvager to the big screen.”
Here’s the official book synopsis:
Convicted criminal James Griffin-Mars is no one’s hero. In his time, Earth is a toxic, abandoned world and »
- Gary Collinson
Following the success of American Sniper, Clint Eastwood has found his next project, which will once again be a biopic. Eastwood has signed on to direct a movie focusing on airline pilot Captain Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger. Captain Sullenberger rose to prominence in 2009, when he managed to land a plane on the Hudson River following an engine accident, with no casualties as a result of his actions. The screenplay for the film will come from Perfect Stranger scribe Todd Komarnicki, who will adapt the book Highest Duty: My Search For What Really Matters, which was co-authored by Sullenberger himself.
In their announcement of the film, Warner Bros. had this to add.
it will go beyond Sullenberger’s almost impossible and much-heralded achievement of safely landing a jumbo jet on the water, which was captured on video and viewed around the world. But behind the scenes, a drama was unfolding that could »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Michael Bay is gearing up for a sci-fi adventure that doesn’t involve aliens that morph into cars. According to a new report, he’s attached to direct Time Salvager, based on the upcoming novel by Wesley Chu. As you might’ve guessed from the title, it centers on a time traveler. Read all about the Michael Bay Time Salvager deal after […]
The post Michael Bay Attached to Direct Time-Traveling Sci-Fi ‘Time Salvager’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
Michael Bay's currently hard-at-work on his passion project, the Benghazi drama 13 Hours, and while it would seem he'd jump onto Transformers 5 or possibly even Bad Boys III afterwards, it looks as though he'll spend his time otherwise. He signed on to direct the sci-fi film Time Salvager, an adaptation of Wesley Chu novel of the same name, for Paramount. amz asin="0765377187" size="small"The book, to come on the shelf on July 7, focuses on a future where humans abandons Earth to colonize stars, and centers on James Griffin-Mars, a convicted criminal sent on some time-traveling missions to delay humanity's demise. In his efforts, he meets Elise Kim, a scientist from a previous century and whose fate is to die during an ocean rig's destruction. James tries to save this woman from her demise, but in doing so leads both down a dangerous path. Bay's trusted producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura »
- Will Ashton
Somewhere, Optimus Prime is sighing in disappointment. Even as Paramount Pictures assembles a writer’s room teeming with Hollywood talent in order to come up with future Transformers installments for Michael Bay to direct, the helmer is lining up a separate sci-fi project for the studio. Bay, who’s currently shooting Benghazi drama 13 Hours, is attached to direct an adaptation of the upcoming Wesley Chu novel Time Salvager, with Transformers‘ Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian producing.
The plot takes place in a dystopian future where humans have left Earth to settle among the stars. It focuses on a convicted criminal fingered as a suitable candidate for non-disruptive time-travel missions designed to slow down humanity’s inevitable annihilation. Though he’s tasked with simply gathering resources and certainly not with stepping on any butterflies, the criminal discovers a scientist slated to die and saves her life. When they return to the future together, »
- Isaac Feldberg
The Wrap has learned Michael Bay is attached to helm a film adaptation of the soon-to-be-published Wesley Chu (The Lives of Tao) novel Time Salvager for Paramount. The director's Transformers: Age Of Extinction producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian will produce the sci-fi thriller, which seems to be a mix between 12 Monkeys and After Earth. Here's the (lengthy) book description from... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
He’s finished blowing shit up on the Transformers movies (for now), but Michael Bay may have found himself an original sci-project called Time Salvager to occupy his time. The planned movie, housed over at Paramount, is actually based on a novel by Wesley Chu (The Lives of Tao) and already has two producers attached to it; Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian.
The movie could be a little while off yet though as Bay is actually quite busy at the moment shooting 13 Hours, which stars James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Toby Stephens and Max Martini. That movie is a little different as it revolves around the 2012 Benghazi attack by militants at the American diplomatic compound in Libya in 2012.
Here’s a little more about Time Salvager from Amazon:
Convicted criminal James Griffin-Mars is no one’s hero. In his time, Earth is a toxic, abandoned world and humans »
- Paul Heath
Lest you think Michael Bay is taking a turn toward the serious with his upcoming Benghazi movie "13 Hours," the master of explosions is still keeping plenty on his slate that will let him light up screens like New Year's Eve in Times Square. Read More: Michael Bay To Direct Benghazi Drama '13 Hours' Bay will direct an adaptation of the forthcoming book "Time Salvager" by Wesley Chu, with the project set up at the director's longtime home Paramount. The story follows a convict who is set to Earth's past in order to save humanity's future. Here's the book synopsis: Convicted criminal James Griffin-Mars is no one's hero. In his time, Earth is a toxic, abandoned world and humans have fled into the outer solar system to survive, eking out a fragile, doomed existence among the other planets and their moons. Those responsible for delaying humanity's demise believe time travel holds the key, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Set in a future where the human race has abandoned Earth and colonized the stars, we follow a convicted criminal named James Griffin-Mars, who is identified as one of a select group ideally suited for time-travel missions that could delay humanity’s demise.
He’s sent to Earth’s past to recover resources and treasure without altering the timeline. On a final mission he meets Elise Kim, an intriguing scientist from a previous century who is fated to die during the destruction of an ocean rig. James brings Elise back to the future with him, saving her life, but turning them both into fugitives.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
It was recently reported that after directing his "13 Hours" Benghazi film, Michael Bay will then take on the fifth "Transformers" installment. But now there seems to be another project competing for his attention. According to The Wrap, Bay has signed on to direct a big screen adaptation of Wesley Chu's "Time Salvager" sci-fi novel. "The speed that Mark [Vahradian], the president of Di Bonaventura, pushed for Paramount to close the option, and the enthusiasm Michael Bay showed in attaching to 'Time Salvager,' has been nothing short of astounding," said Chu. "Often, getting this far in the process can take months, if not years. This went down in a matter of weeks." The story follows a convicted criminal named James Griffin-Mars, who is identified as one of a select group ideally suited for time-travel missions that could delay humanity's demise. He.s sent to Earth's past to recover resources »
Michael Bay has signed up to direct the movie adaptation of Time Salvager.
Forbidden from changing the past, he becomes a fugitive when he saves a scientist doomed to die.
The novel is being released next month on July 7.
As always, it's busy times for Michael Bay. He's currently in the midst of directing 13 Hours, based on the 2012 attack by terrorists on the Us State Department's special mission compound and CIA station in Libya. After that, he's widely expected to return for the next Transformers movie, which we're assuming is Transformers 5, although we should note that Bay hasn't been confirmed to direct that yet.
For there's another project he's picked up to direct as well, and that's got to be slotted in somewhere. It goes by the name of Time Salvager, and it's based on an upcoming science fiction novel from Wesley Chu. Paramount has the film rights, and Michael Bay is on place to call the shots.
Time Salvager tells the story of a convict by the name of James Griffin-Mars, »
Having laid waste to large swathes of the Earth, Michael Bay now has his eyes set on the stars. According to The Wrap, the filmmaker and producer is planning to adapt interstellar yarn Time Salvager, an as-yet unpublished novel by Wesley Chu.Time Salvager has the Interstellar-y premise of an Earth partially abandoned by humanity in favour of a future out in the cosmos. The protagonist is a convict called James Griffin-Mars, a man whose suitability for time travel sees him sent on a mission to recover the resources Earth needs to survive. Along the way he meets Elise Kim, a scientist from the past who’s destined to die on an ocean rig. Griffin-Mars brings Elise back to the future, turning them both into fugitives.If it goes ahead – and there’s the unending Transformers franchise vying for Bay's time and energies – Time Salvager will be produced by »
While a writer’s room may be readying another Transformers sequel for Michael Bay to direct in the near future, the filmmaker is attaching himself to a different property altogether for sci-fi project of another sort. The Wrap reports that Bay is attached to helm an adaptation of the upcoming Wesley Chu novel Time Salvager for Paramount Pictures, with Bay’s Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian producing. The story takes place in a future where the humans have abandoned Earth and colonized the stars, and revolves around a convicted criminal who is identified as someone ideally suited for time-travel missions that could potentially delay humanity’s demise (hmm, sounds familiar). The character is sent into the past in order to recover resources without altering the timeline, but on his final mission he ends up rescuing a scientist doomed to die, thus changing the future and turning them both into fugitives. »
- Adam Chitwood
Michael Bay is attached to direct an adaptation of Wesley Chu’s sci-fi novel “Time Salavager” for Paramount, TheWrap has learned. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian will produce the movie, which is set in a future where the human race has abandoned Earth and colonized the stars. The story follows a convicted criminal named James Griffin-Mars, who is identified as one of a select group ideally suited for time-travel missions that could delay humanity’s demise. He’s sent to Earth’s past to recover resources and treasure without altering the timeline. On a final mission that will secure his retirement, »
- Jeff Sneider
Michael Bay has taken us to outer space, given us a hidden world filled with clones, and slammed a bunch of robots together, but his most sci-fi-y movie may still be yet to come. According to Publishers Weekly and author Wesley Chu, Paramount has optioned his new book specifically for Bay to direct and for Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers) to produce. It's called Time Salvager and it sounds loosely like a mash-up of Looper and Wall-e. Time Salvager takes place in a future where mankind has abandoned the toxic wasteland of Earth and has taken to colonizing the stars. This expansion is only possible by using time travel to go back to Earth's past and steal certain resources without altering the timeline. The people who do this are called Chronmen and the story...
- Peter Hall
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