September 30, 2011 12:47pm PT by Borys Kit
'Green Lantern' Co-Writer Developing Unique Time Travel Adventure for Disney (Exclusive)
Marc Guggenheim has been tapped to write Time Zones, a Disney sci-fi fantasy adventure that Mark Gordon is coming on board to produce. Jennifer Todd will also produce.
Think of Zones as a race against time merged with a race in time concept (wrap your head around that!). The story is set after an event that causes the world to spontaneously develop “time zones,” described as fractures in space-time which replace various segments of the world with identical geography from the past and future; so it might be 1750 in France, 300 B.C. in China and 2065 in New York.
In this scenario, one man realizes that because time travel is now a matter of geography, he has the chance to change the past and save the life of his wife, but must team up with his estranged daughter to do so.
Guggenheim is best known for his TV work -- he co-created Eli Stone and was a writer-exec producer on FlashForward and No Ordinary Family -- and was a writer on Green Lantern. He is also co-writing The Flash.
The deal makes Zones his second project at Disney; he is producing an untitled female detective project through his Collider Entertainment banner with partner Alisa Tager.
WME-repped Guggenheim will also act in a producer capacity on Zones.
For Gordon, Zones is one of the first projects to fall under his recently signed first-look deal with Disney. Gordon’s feature credits range from Speed to Saving Private Ryan to Source Code but in recent years has become one of TV’s biggest players. In April, he reupped his deal with ABC Studios while also signing the deal with Disney.