Andrew Niccol Has Inside Him Blood Of Kings

Entertainment Editor
04.14.10 3 Comments

“This tastes like wax.”

New Regency is in negotiations to buy Andrew Niccol‘s script for sci-fi social commentary film I’m.mortal, which Niccol will direct himself. Considering every character in the script is supposed to look young, studios should be salivating all over the opportunity to cast young models in every role to see how far they can push the boundaries of Hollywood ugly.

The story is set in the not-too-distant future where 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. The protagonist is 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.” [HeatVision]

I like the concept, but I hope they retitle this. I’m.mortal? Yes, I know odd spelling/punctuation might make it easier to remember the name and find it on Google, IMDB, etc., but I’m not sure the benefits are worth being lumped into the same category as Will.I.Am and fifth grade girls (I have trouble telling these apart sometimes). I have very high hopes for this film. I’m not sure how to explain how much of a shameless Niccol fanboy I am, so here’s a .gif to sum up my reaction to this news:

I even liked Lord of War.*

* I have yet to watch it while sober. Let me and the crab smoke up and enjoy the film undisillusioned please.

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