Friday 20 October 2017

Hawke to play time-travelling agent

Ethan Hawke is off for a spot of time-travelling in his latest film project
Ethan Hawke is off for a spot of time-travelling in his latest film project

Ethan Hawke is set to star as a time-travelling crime fighter in new film Predestination.

The sci-fi action thriller has been written by brothers Michael and Peter Spierig, who worked with Ethan on hit horror film Daybreakers.

The Training Day star will play a "temporal government agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to stop future killers", Variety reports.

The Spierig brothers said: "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 favourite 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."

The brothers will also direct and co-produce the movie for Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions.

Filming is due to begin in Australia at the beginning of next year.

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