The film rights to Isaac Asimov’s 1955 novel, The End of Eternity, have been acquired by New Regency. The project was most recently at Paramount with Ridley Scott and Tom Cruise involved but it never went anywhere. New Regency will try to interest some directors before hiring writers.

As a kid, I got hooked on Star Trek, and this led to my love of science fiction movies, and eventually to my discovering something called “books.” Two of the earliest sci-fi novels I remember reading were Robert Silverberg’s The Silent Invaders and a rather weather-beaten paperback copy of Asimov’s The End of Eternity. My young brain was forever scarred by the time paradoxes therein.

From there I went on to devour Arthur C. Clarke, Ben Bova, Robert Heinlein, Anthony Burgess, and anything and everything I could find by Asimov — I, Robot, the Foundation series, Caves of Steel

It’ll be interesting to see what kind of visual take someone might have on Eternity. It’s been so long since I’ve read it, though, I barely remember the plot points. Too bad the book’s out of print.

Off to trade in some old books at a used book store…