Richard Donner working on Michael Crichton's Timeline?

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  1. KevinW

    KevinW Stunt Coordinator

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    Upon the release of Superman on dvd, I read an interview with Donner in a magazine. He was asked what his next project was and mentioned bringing this book to film. Has anyone heard any more of this? I would so love to see this book brought to life on the big screen, especially if he's going to do it.
     
  2. MichaelPe

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    I loved this book! Richard Donner would be great to direct this film. However, there are a few elements of the story that I'm not sure would be easily implemented in a film.

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    The characters need special earpieces to translate the ancient dialect spoken by the people in the past. In the book, this was an important part of the story, but I'm not sure if we will be hearing ancient English spoken in a film.
     
  3. MichaelPe

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    I just read this in my local newspaper this morning...
     
  4. Richard Smith

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    Filmforce has got a whole section up about the Timeline movie(including a script review) here: Filmforce. Fingers crossed that this turns out, unlike Donner's last few flicks, to be a good film.
    Richard
     
  5. Mike St.Louis

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    As a time travel story I was quite disapointed with this book.
     
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    I loved the book and thought it was one of Mr. Crichton's best.
    Can't wait to see it. Thanks for that update Michael.[​IMG]
     
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    Nice to see they finally found a location! Should be a solid flick. One of Crichton's best in a while!
     

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