It director Andy Muschietti seems to be attached to an increasing number of projects and there’s no way he’ll be able to make them all. The latest is a remake of The Time Machine for Warners, for whom he’s also supposedly directing Attack On Titan and has just completed It: Chapter 2. Andy and his producer sister Barbara Muschietti have already written a treatment for the film and Andy will direct it.
This would be the fourth version of the classic H. G. Wells science fiction novel in which an inventor travels into the far future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races. So far the 1960 version remains by far the best, and the 1978 TV movie by far the worst. The 2002 remake was directed by Wells’s grandson and was just about good enough and different enough to justify its existence, though it could have been a lot better. I can’t really see what yet another version would add except for more elaborate CGI, but I do love this particular story and I guess there’s a chance that it could stick closer to the book – which is certainly a good thing as it contains interesting material unused in any adaptation so far.