FilmEngine and Benderspink are teaming for a reboot of the Ashton Kutcher 2004 sci-fi feature “The Butterfly Effect”.
The story starred Kutcher as a college student who finds his consciousness can travel back in time to inhabit his younger self. He uses the ability to change several horrific childhood traumas.
By changing them however, it has unintended consequences on his present life and only ends up harming those he cares about.
Shot for just $13 million, the film made $96 million at the box-office and spawned two direct-to-DVD sequels.
The original film’s writer-director Eric Bress is on board to pen the new script, but no director is yet attached.
The first film’s producers A.J. Dix, Anthony Rhulen, Chris Bender and JC Spink will again produce.