In a time where it seems that the movie studios are more intent to remake and reboot old movies, it’s nice to be able to report about a movie from an original idea! So it is with great excitement to hear that ‘Green Lantern’ screenplay writer, Marc Guggenheim, has been hired by Disney to write a time travel sci-fi adventure fantasy film called ‘Time Zones.’
‘Time Zones’ is about a man’s race against time to change the past and save the life of his wife with the help of his estranged daughter. The catch? An event caused the world to spontaneous develop “time zones”- “fractures in space (and) time which replace various segments of the world with identical geography from the past and future.” In other words, at the same moment or time on Earth, it might be 1750 in France, 300 B.C. in China and 2065 in New York. Because of this, the man realizes he can go back in time and change history. As THR puts it, this movie is about “a race against time merged within a race in time.” (Can we all say wibbly wobbly timey whimey?)
You may recognize Guggenheim’s name as he wrote and executive produced the TV shows ‘Flash Forward’ and ‘No Ordinary Family.’ He has delved into the realm of feature films and is credited for the screenplay for ‘Green Lantern’ and is currently co-writing ‘The Flash’, so the sci-fi genre is not something new to him. This marks the second project Guggenheim has in development with Disney as they have already picked up his untitled project he co-wrote with Ashley Bradley about a young female detective who is the descendant of another legendary sleuth.
‘Time Zones’ sounds like it has the potential of being a great sci-fi adventure romp! Hopefully Disney will be able to finance it enough where they can bring the vision of the script to the screen and it can truly become something special. So, what do you think of the concept of ‘Time Zones?’