Deadline reports that the romantic comedy Time Freak has a new sales partner in Good Universe, which will be handling transactions during and after the Cannes Film Festival.
Haven’t heard of it? First for us, too.
The project is based on an Oscar-nominated short film by the same title, with a brilliant physics student named Stillman (Asa Butterfield) building a time machine after being dumped by his girlfriend (Sophie Turner). Using time travel, Stillman tries to fix all the mistakes he made in order to save the relationship. Skyler Gisondo co-stars as Stillman’s best friend Evan, who gets dragged along the way.
This will be the directorial debut for Andrew Bowler, who has written and acted in plenty of projects for TNT, MTV, and TLC. He’s a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and has also been in several Funny or Die projects.
Time Freak is produced by QC Entertainment, which partnered on Jordan Peele’s Get Out, and Rhodes Entertainment.
Now, having gone through a series of “time travel fixes” attempted by Barry Allen over on The Flash, we know this is going to go horribly, horribly wrong. The advantage Time Freak may have is that it will be played for comedy. Because at this point, we can only laugh at the idea, because the drama of it has been completely played out by now.