More distribution news is coming out of Cannes as Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired domestic and select international rights to Michael and Peter Spierig’s sci-fi action-thriller Predestination, which will reunite the siblings with their Daybreakers star Ethan Hawke.
The Spierig brothers wrote the original screenplay, which chronicles the life of a temporal government agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to stop future killers.
The directing duo will produce with Brisbane-based Patrick McDonald of Wolfhound Pictures and Tim McGahan of Blacklab Entertainment. The flick is slated to start production early next year in Australia.
“Predestination is based on the classic Robert A. Heinlein short story ‘All You Zombies.’ No, it’s not a zombie flick, but it’s one of our favorite short stories and is unlike anything you’ve ever read before,” said the Spierig brothers. “The short is on many sci-fi lists as one of the greatest short stories of all time and the mother of all time paradox tales. Heinlein is considered one of the great science fiction masters alongside Phillip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke.”
More as it comes.
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