U.K.'s Delanic takes Julian Fellowes' 'Time'

Distributor among others taking movie rights

LONDON -- Julian Fellowes' next movie project, "From Time to Time," has been picked up for U.K. distribution by fledgling indie distributor Delanic Films, sales house Ealing Studios International said Monday.

Fellowes' second film after "Gosford Park" also has sealed deals, with Hopscotch Films snapping up the rights for Australia and New Zealand, Odeon taking Greece, Castello Lopes securing Portugal and Shooting Stars taking the title in the Middle East.

Fellowes will direct from his own screenplay and is producing the film with Liz Trubridge and Paul Kingsley in their first venture together.

"Time," due to start shooting in the fall, counts Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, Hugh Bonneville, Anne Reid and Alex Etel in its lineup.

It centers on a boy's journey through time to discover his family's dramatic and mysterious past and is based on Lucy M Boston's book series "The Children of Green Knowe."