As It: Chapter Two wraps up principal photography and moves into post-production, director Andy Muschietti moves onto another classic literary adaptation. The filmmaker, along with his sister Barbara Muschietti, have signed on to adapt H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine. Joining the Muschietti’s in bringing the 1895 sci-fi novel to life in producing roles is Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson. Warner Bros. is distributing the film.
The Time Machine centers around a Victorian inventor known simply as the Time Traveller who crafts a machine that allows him to travel through time. After arriving 800,000 years into the future, he finds humanity separated into two races at war with one another.
This will mark the third cinematic adaptation of Wells’ novel, following George Pal’s 1960 adaptation and the 2002 release directed by Wells’ own great-grandson Simon Wells. The novel has also been adapted for television and radio on several occasions.
There is currently no announced release date for The Time Machine.