State of Play director Kevin Macdonald is attached to develop and direct The End of Eternity, Variety reports.
The Isaac Asimov futuristic sci-fi tale The End of Eternity describes humanity as being controlled by a ruling class called The Eternals, members of which can manipulate time to alter history and prevent disasters or wipe out undesirables. Eternals had the power of life and death not only over every human being but over the very centuries into which they were born. One Eternal named Andrew Harlan, breaks a cardinal rule by falling in love with a woman. And so he begins to plan his escape. A plan that changed his own past, and threatens Eternity itself.
Before tackling ‘Eternity’, Macdonald will first tackle the 2nd century Roman military thriller Eagle of the Ninth, about a young Roman soldier who endeavors to honor his father’s memory by finding his lost legion’s golden emblem.