If you haven’t seen one of the four cinematic adaptations of H.G. Wells’ ‘The Time Machine’ it is time to get excited for a fifth iteration of the movie! Andy Muschietti (‘It’) will be directing the upcoming film which is set to be produced by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way. The 1895 novel is a cult classic and has already been released as a teleplay in 1949 thanks to the BBC, a feature film in 1960, a televised film in 1978, and most recently another outing on the big screen in 2002 which starred Guy Pearce, Sienna Guillory, and Jeremy Irons.
Muschietti will also be producing along with his sister Barbara Muschietti, and DiCaprio’s partner Jennifer Davisson. Arnold Leibovit, who executive produced the 2002 version will also be the executive producer in this take of the source material. On the studio side, it is being tackled by Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures. There is no word as to if DiCaprio could also be starring in the picture.
For those of you unfamiliar with ‘The Time Machine’ or who need a refresher, the story follows a scientist from the Victorian-era who ends up traveling 802,000 years into the future. Humanity has become two separate species which are a lazy race known as the Eloi and a harsher race known as the Morlocks. To get back to his own time, he has to fight against the Morlocks to recover his time machine.
Are you looking forward to another live-action adaptation of H.G. Wells’ ‘The Time Machine’? Do you think that we will end up seeing Leonardo DiCaprio starring in the film? Will a new twist be used to giving this classic story a fresh coat of paint or will they be adapting the original novel as closely as possible? Share your thoughts in the comments below!