Michael Bay is attached to direct an adaptation of Wesley Chu’s sci-fi novel “Time Salavager” for Paramount, TheWrap has learned.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian will produce the movie, which is set in a future where the human race has abandoned Earth and colonized the stars.
The story follows a convicted criminal named James Griffin-Mars, who is identified as one of a select group ideally suited for time-travel missions that could delay humanity’s demise. He’s sent to Earth’s past to recover resources and treasure without altering the timeline. On a final mission that will secure his retirement, James meets Elise Kim, an intriguing scientist from a previous century, who’s fated to die during the destruction of an ocean rig. James brings Elise back to the future with him, saving her life, but turning them both into fugitives.