Writer/director Andrew Niccol is returning to the world of science fiction and nerd love. The Gattaca and Lord of War director is preparing to helm I’m.mortal, from his own script. THR has the details:
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."
It’s said that this is to be the most commercial of Niccol’s work. Mainly because the premise’s device would allow for a hot, young cast to attract and capitalize upon the tween demographic with their hypnotic abdominal muscles.
Sounds like a really interesting premise. Gattaca with shades of Logan’s Run. Not a fan of the title though. I’m.mortal sounds like something a Black Eyed Pea would tattoo on his or her clavicle.