Screen Media has acquired the rights to the time travel sci-fi feature Curvature. The story follows a young engineer who wakes up and realises she’s gone back in time by 36 hours. She then has to discover why; is it to stop herself from committing murder or to stop her husband from killing himself?
We’ve seen plenty of time travel films to know that this is going to be far from simple. Has time travel ever gone well in a film? If these films teach us anything it’s that, 99% of the time, it’s probably best if you don’t mess with the past. You can never right your wrongs by going back in time, I tell you. Bite the bullet and accept your fate!
Helen Phillips is a young engineer struggling with the heartbreak of the recent suicide of her husband, Wells Phillips, a physics genius and co-founder of Curvature Research. He was on the cusp of his greatest professional triumph—a time machine prototype shrouded in secrecy—until his long-simmering depression became uncontrollable. Helen’s grieving is interrupted when she wakes up one morning, dishevelled and panicked, her memory damaged. The phone rings and a voice, sounding uncannily like her own, warns that she’s in danger. Soon Helen is on the run from unknown pursuers while she follows a trail of clues she seems to have left for her to find. She quickly realises that she has actually travelled thirty-six hours back in time, but why? Is it to uncover the truth about her husband’s death? Or is it, as she soon suspects, to stop the past version of herself from committing a violent and irreversible crime?
Curvature stars Lyndsy Fonseca, Linda Hamilton, Glenn Morshower, Alex Lanipekun, Zach Avery, and Noah Bean. Keep your eyes peeled for a release date.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)