Time, “Virginian” Scripts Move Forward

“Pixels” and “This Means War” scribe Tim Dowling has been hired to pen a new draft of the time-travel adventure “Stealing Time,” an old script by “Jurassic World” director Colin Trevorrow who will executive produce.

The story involves a scientist who flees into the past to protect his time machine from crooks bent on exploiting time travel. This forces his son and grandson to rebuild the device in the present to rescue him.

Bob Cooper and Charles Segars will produce that project, no word as yet when it might go into production.

In other script news, New Line has acquired Michael Gunn’s screenplay “The Virginian,” a period action thriller about George Washington. Donald De Line will produce.

The story follows a down-and-out young Washington who accepts a dangerous mission to conquer a French fort and save the American colonies.

Sources: Heat Vision & Deadline