(Written for HeyUGuys)
Columbia Pictures is in final discussions for the rights to adapt the time-travelling romance novel, Q, written by Evan Mandery reported ComingSoon this week.
Q will be adapted for director David Gordon Green and producer Matt Tolmach, who previously collaborated on the hit comedy Pineapple Express in 2008, which starred Seth Rogen, James Franco and Gary Cole.
The novel, which was published this year, follows an unnamed hero who is visited by a man claiming to be his future self, shortly after his wedding. The man tells the protagonist that he must not marry the love of his life, Q, but the author doubts the stranger. In time, the author becomes convinced of his future self’s authenticity and leaves his fiancée.
One after the other, more future selves arrive, urging him to marry someone else, divorce, attend law school, leave law school, travel, join a running club, stop running, study the guitar, the cello, Proust, Buddhism, opera, and eliminate gluten from his diet; the only constants for personal improvement being the author’s love for his New York City home and for his beloved Q.
Mandery describes his novel by saying that, “Q turns the classic story of transcendent love on its head, with an ending that will melt even the darkest heart.”
The book was discovered by Matt Tolmach Productions executives Robert Kessel and Kate Checci, who will also work on developing the project. Pouya Shahbazian, who manages Mandery, will also produce the film with Tolmach, and Andrea Giannetti is overseeing the adaptation for Columbia Pictures along with Hannah Minghella.