I remember when the Brothers Spierig broke through with their down home sci-fi/zombie flick “Undead”, a film that I simultaneously liked and loathed. The low-budget film got them noticed by Hollywood, and led to the futuristic vampire flick “Daybreakers”, another title that left me a little confused about its quality. Now you can add the sci-fi time-travel actioner “Predestination” to their resume.
Michael and Peter Spierig will be re-teaming with their “Daybreakers” star Ethan Hawke on “Predestination”, an original script that they wrote, though one based on the 1959 short story “All you Zombies” by the great Robert A. Heinlein (“Starship Troopers”). The movie would find Hawke playing “a temporal government agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to stop future killers.” If the movie stays even remotely close to the original story, it would be quite the, er, identity crisis.
Says the Spierigs of their latest venture:
Predestination is based on the classic Robert A. Heinlein short story ‘All you Zombies.’ No, it’s not a Zombie flick but it’s one of our favorite short stories and is unlike anything you’ve ever read before. The short is on many sci-fi lists as one of the greatest short stories of all time, and the mother of all time paradox tales. Heinlein is considered one of the great science fiction masters alongside Phillip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke.
All I can say is, Great!
The boys will shoot the film down in Aussie early next year.
Via : Variety