Michael Bay is re-teaming with his Transformers studio Paramount Pictures to helm the sci-fi adaption Time Salvager.
The film is based on Wesley Chu’s time traveling novel of the same name. Michael Bay coming on to the project was not confirmed by the studio, but the author essentially confirmed the news on his personal blog. The post was later deleted but here is an excerpt praising the director and its producers.
“The speed that Mark [Vahradian], the president of Di Bonaventura, pushed for Paramount to close the option, and the enthusiasm Michael Bay showed in attaching to Time Salvager, has been nothing short of astounding. Often, getting this far in the process can take months, if not years. This went down in a matter of weeks. It’s still going to be an uphill climb but I have complete confidence in the team that [Lorenzo] Di Bonaventura and Paramount are assembling to usher Time Salvager to the big screen.”
The adaptation and book centers on James Griffin-Mars, a criminal who has been chosen as an ideal candidate for time travel. His team must go back in time to prevent the eventual collapse of the world without altering the future. He becomes a fugitive when he rescues a scientist from another century and brings her back to the future.
The Time Salvager will be published on July 7, 2015; making the project’s release quite a ways off. Michael Bay also has several projects on his agenda before he starts working on this film. His next film will be the Benghazi drama 13 Hours.