Summit Entertainment has optioned the right to turn Julie Cross‘ upcoming sci-fi novel Tempest into a big screen movie.

I should note that this has nothing to do with the famous William Shakespeare play or the Julie Taymor-directed big screen adaptation which hits theaters in December. Here is the plot synopsis from the author’s blog:

TEMPEST is the first in a trilogy about a 19-year-old time traveler who witnesses his girlfriend’s murder and inadvertently jumps back two years; stuck there, he’s recruited by a shadowy government agency run by the man he thought was his father and vows to save his girlfriend no matter the cost.

No word on if the movie will be based on the three book arc or just the first book of the series. I’m assuming the latter, as that would allow for the opportunity to have a new franchise (which Summit needs as Twilight nears an end). Thomas Dunne Books, a division of St. Martin’s Press, will be publishing the book. Sonny Mallhi (The Strangers, The Lake House, Shutter) and Roy Lee (The Departed, The Ring, How to Train Your Dragon) will produce the project.

source: Variety

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