Andrew Niccol is a name you might want to tuck away in your memory for future reference. He’s known for writing huge movie hits like The Truman Show and Gattaca (which he also directed). He’s also writing (with Stephenie Meyer’s help) and directing the movie The Host that will bring her best-selling Scifi/Romance to life on the big screen in 2011.
He is the perfect fit for The Host! But he’s also got another exciting project underway that is circulating quite a bit of talk. I’m.mortal has movie and entertainment blogs buzzing with casting rumors and announcements almost in the same way we do with The Twilight Saga. (but we’re a little more obsessive )
Big names like Amanda Seyfried, Justin Timberlake and Cillian Murphy who played the Scarecrow in Batman Begins are coming up as being attached to or finalizing negotiations for I’m.mortal, which Andrew Niccol also wrote and is directing.
Synopsis via IMDb.com: In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their immortality. A poor young man who comes into a fortune of time, though too late to help his mother from dying. He ends up on the run from a corrupt police force known as ‘time keepers’.
I’m.mortal, like The Host, is slated for release in 2011, however, it is likely that I’m.mortal will make it to theaters earlier than The Host considering the hectic schedule Stephenie Meyer will continue to be under while producing Breaking Dawn. But seeing the latest project from Andrew Niccol beforehand will give us a great chance to get even more of a feel for his unique style!
Watch the TwilightMoms’ interview with Stephenie Meyer where she talks about The Host movie AND writing more to make it a series HERE.