Jumper Becomes A Film Trilogy

By Garth Franklin Wednesday September 13th 2006 12:54AM

Producers of 20th Century Fox's sci-fi epic "Jumper" told SCI FI Wire that plans are to turn the series of teen-oriented Steven Gould books into a film trilogy.

Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell and Max Thieriot star in the film which has Christensen as a troubled young man who discovers he can teleport himself by merely thinking about it.

"This is such a big story to tell, we're now thinking about it as a trilogy of movies, you can't tell all of this in one film" producer Lucas Foster said in an interview on the Fox Studios set in Toronto.

Director Doug Liman ("The Bourne Identity") and the producers told Fox executives about the franchise, and the studio approved the trilogy idea though won't shoot further sequels until they see how this performs.

Shooting will be spread across seven countries over the next three months. The film is due for release next year.