The director of time travel film Timeless says his film is being touted as "Looper meets Source Code." Which is a pretty big statement to make. So take a look at the concept art and decide for yourself.
Even though the concept art above is pretty engaging, progress on director Michael Bartlett's Timeless has slowed down a bit. Bartlett gave an update to Dread Central about the project, and why it's been a bit of an uphill battle to get Timeless made.
"In many ways, I am facing the same problems now that Rian Johnson was facing two years ago with his own time travel film, 'Looper'. He had a great script, but because his lead (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) was not that well known, he had to wait until 'Inception' was released before his film finally became fully financed, and it has only just started casting literally days ago. Similarly, my lead, Robert Kazinsky, is a household name in the UK, but his breakthrough movies in the USA will not be released for the next few years."
Is Kazinsky as well-known pre-Inception as JGL was? Because I'd have to argue, JGL might not have been a household name but he certainly had a reputation.
Here's the official synopsis for Bartlett's Timeless:
Set in a bleak and dystopian future, TIMELESS tells the story of a hit-man named Warren who has been taken under the wing of a ruthless business man, Sloane. Warren's world changes forever when Sloane forces him to break one of his crucial rules. He soon finds himself plunged into a world where all is not what it seems.
When he suddenly has the power to travel back in time, Warren tries to right the wrongs of the past, but soon faces a terrible conundrum. Is he truly traveling in time, or is he simply losing his mind?
TIMELESS is a powerful story of lost love, redemption and one man's addiction to saving his soul-mate ... from himself.
[Synopsis via Quiet Earth]