Andrew Niccol — the writer behind Gattaca and The Truman Show — will journey into tomorrow with I'm.mortal, a Logan's Run-esque "social sci-fi" adventure.
Niccol is preparing to direct I'm.mortal, which, according to The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog:
is set in the not-too-distant future where the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their immortality. The protagonist is a poor young man who comes into a fortune of time, though too late to help his mother from dying. He ends up on the run from a corrupt police force known as "time keepers."
It's unclear what I'm.mortal — which might start shooting as early as this summer — will do to Niccol's previously announced remake of Korea's super-awesome monster movie, The Host. We're just happy to see him dig back into real science fiction after the ill-advised detour that was Nicolas Cage's Lord of War.