State of Play director Kevin MacDonald is starting to get a busy schedule, as he’s now set to direct an adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s 1955 novel The End of Eternity.
According to Variety, MacDonald has made a deal with New Regency to develop and direct the film.
The novel is a science-fiction story about a ruling class far into the future that can “manipulate time and alter history.” I don’t know about you, but this sounds pretty cool to me and is kind of tempting me to go out and pick up the book. I love me a good sci-fi story.
I’d like to see how MacDonald handles the sci-fi genre. Something about a science fiction version of The Last King of Scotland sounds really intriguing to me. Imagine if Idi Amin had been able to manipulate time and alter history…woah.
MacDonald is currently finishing up work on Eagle of the Ninth, a second-century drama about the Roman military. Is the world still capitalizing on 300? Didn’t Meet the Spartans kinda kill that for everyone?