Despite the scathing reviews, “Jumper” topped the box-office this weekend and so the inevitable sequel will likely take place.
Director Doug Liman spoke about the possibility this week with Collider and says “this power can be used to leave this planet, this power can be used ultimately to go back in time, this power can be used if you go and work for the government you’d be the ultimate Jason Bourne.”
Time travel? “The kind of jumping that we’re showing in the movie which is a kind of worm hole jump which is why those scars are left behind, if you can travel through space through a worm hole from a scientific Einstein point of view, you could also travel through time…I’ve left the door open to time travel because of the specific kind of teleportation that I chose to portray in this film” he says.
He confirms he’s still developing a project with Jake Gyllenhaal about a private expedition to go to the moon present day and re-creates the Apollo mission using parts stolen from the Smithsonian Museum. He’s also still attached to the Valerie Plame biopic.
Which will come first? “It’s which script comes together first. You know it’s…I’m feeling a lot of kind of family pressure to sort of tackle more serious subject matter like basically it’s kind of a…my mom feeling like I should grow up. So, but I can’t help it.”