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I remember when the Brothers Spierig broke through with their down home sci-fi/zombie flick “Undead”, a film that I simultaneously liked and loathed. The low-budget film got them noticed by Hollywood, and led to the futuristic vampire flick “Daybreakers”, another title that left me a little confused about its quality. Now you can add the sci-fi time-travel actioner “Predestination” to their resume. Michael and Peter Spierig will be re-teaming with their “Daybreakers” star Ethan Hawke on “Predestination”, an original script that they wrote, though one based on the 1959 short story “All you Zombies” by the great Robert A. Heinlein (“Starship Troopers”). The movie would find Hawke playing “a temporal government agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to stop future killers.” If the movie stays even remotely close to the original story, it would be quite the, er, identity crisis. Says the Spierigs of their latest »
Ethan Hawke is set to reteam with his Daybreakers directors The Spierig Brothers, time-travel actioner Predestination. Based on the 1959 Robert Heinlein short story “All You Zombies,” this one concerns a covert temporal manipulation agency that’s tasked with jumping into the past to prevent/facilitate certain key events. Hawke will play an agent who must take highly inventive action to ensure his very existence. The original Heinlein story is a witty, mind-bending temporal-paradox that plays heavily with perspective. It’s unclear at this point exactly how closely the film will follow it; hopefully, the answer is: to the letter. Because, without spoiling anything, this one’s got a doozy of a last-act reveal. Hit the jump for more. Per Variety, production will begin in Australia in early 2013. Arclight Films will produce. Michael and Peter Spierig showed a lot of visual panache with sci-fi- vampire flick Daybreakers, which I assume will »
- Matt Currie
Michael and Peter Spierig, the Australian directors behind 2003's low budget zombie cult hit Undead and the dystopian vampire flick Daybreakers, are gearing up to reteam with Ethan Hawke for a new project titled Predestination, which is being pitched as a "a riveting adventure through time." Being sold at the upcoming Cannes film market, Predestination is a new time travel based thriller about crime and punishment of the insane, bloody, and vile type. »
Being sold at the Cannes film market is Predestination, a new time travel based thriller about crime and punishment. Insane, bloody, vile, and painful punishment. Not much else is known about the project as of yet, but here's the pitch ...
“Riveting adventure through time with two detectives from a secret government time traveling agency designed to prevent future killers and terrorists from committing their crimes.”
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4 items from 2012
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