Not heard of Master of Space and Time until now but came across it while looking into the previous Jack Black story. I am always up for a new Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Science of Sleep) film. Even if the film is not that good story wise there is always some amazing visual trick to be seen that requires repeat viewing.
It is based on the 1984 novel by Rudy Rucker and is being adapted by Daniel Clowes who wrote the comic books Ghost World and David Boring amongst others. Clowes has been attached to write a screenplay based on the true story of three boys who made a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark over the course of 7 years. The project is currently untitled.
“Master of Space Time is Rudy Rucker’s take on the ultimate power fantasy. Computer programmer Joe Fletcher and eccentric inventor Harry Gerber play with time, certainty, and causality to attain space-time mastery sufficient enough to alter the very fabric of reality at will. They open a multi- dimensional doorway and step through to a ‘looking-glass’ world ruled by a giant brain, ‘Gary Herber,’ who has the instincts of a televangelist and who can clone himself. The Herber-brain clones attach symbiotically to humans, who begin acting like oversexed Republicans. The pair, assisted by Herber’s girlfriend Sondra Tupperware, destroy the brain and return to this dimension, were they discover that one of the clones has crossed over as well. “
Just checked Wikipedia and that states, “Master of Space and Time is a 1984 novel by Rudy Rucker that centers on an inventor, Harry Gerber, who discovers a way to create his own tailor-made universe.
The novel has also been adapted and is being produced for DreamWorks Pictures by writer Daniel Clowes. Director Michel Gondry, who directed Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep announced that he is no longer set to direct the project.”
As it is Wikipedia I’m not sure how true the Michel Gondry part is. Can anyone else shed any light on it?
What do you think of the story? Has anyone read the Rudy Rucker novel?