The very talented director Paul McGuigan and the very squinty eyed Josh Hartnett can’t stop working together. After “Lucky Number Slevin” and “Wicker Park”, he duo are re-teaming yet again for the sci-fi thriller “Tomorrow”.
It’s got a pretty nifty premise, too:
Hartnett will play a man who travels back and forth through time and space, trying to prevent the murder of his family. The film is described as being “Memento”-esque, and was written by Michael Gould.
McGuigan’s last film was the underrated “Push” with Chris Evans and Dakota Fanning. The film didn’t get a whole lot of traction, but I liked it. It was sort of “The X-Men” if the X-Men didn’t wear costumes.
As for Hartnett, well, he hasn’t had much luck with his movies lately. His last major starring role, 2008’s “I Come with the Rain” pretty much went straight to DVD after some festival screenings. His last big hit was 2007’s “30 Days of Night”. If he’s not careful, he might end up in direct-to-DVD action movie hell ala Seagal, Van Damme, etc.
Shooting on “Tomorrow” is set for later this year on location in Louisiana. Worldview Entertainment and Mark Williams are producing.