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Lionsgate Bought Rights to TIME AND AGAIN; Doug Liman Set to Direct

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Lionsgate Bought Rights to TIME AND AGAIN; Doug Liman Set to Direct

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Suggestively described as ‘a blend of science fiction, nostalgia, mystery and acid commentary on supergovernment and its helots’, Jack Finney’s illustrated novel ‘Time and Again’ has long been pursued for a feature adaptation.

Now that Lionsgate acquires rights to Time and Again, a property that Robert Redford attempted in the mid-1990s, Doug Liman (Mr. and Mrs. Smith) is set to direct and produce with his Hypnotic partner Dave Bartis.

First published in 1970, the romantic time-travel tale follows Simon Morley, a Manhattan advertising sketch artist who jumps at the chance to take part in a secret government experiment and is transported from the mid-20th century to 1882 New York, where he falls in love and finds himself forced to choose between his lives in the present and the past.

Liman is no stranger to the sci-fi gentre and will next direct the sci-fi inclined All You Need is Kill, starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt.

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However, 1980 film, Somewhere in Time features a similar time travel technique whose time travel theory mimics Finney’s idea of self-hypnosis in the exact environment of the desired destination time. Directed by Jeannot Szwarc the film stars like Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour.

Hit the jump to watch the full movie.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar6BWICSkMk[/youtube]

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