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Robert Silverberg Time Travel Story to Be Adapted by an All-Star Team

You’re going to wish you could fast-forward to the premiere.

Robert Silverberg’s short story "Needle in a Timestack" is headed for the silver screen—and the movie adaptation has some very exciting names attached. John Ridley, who won an Oscar for his 12 Years a Slave screenplay, will both direct and write the screenplay for the adaptation.

Needle in a Timestack

By Robert Silverberg

Deadline reports that Freida Pinto, Leslie Odom Jr., Orlando Bloom, and Cynthia Erivo will star in the upcoming film. 

Pinto starred in Slumdog Millionaire and is set to star in Mowgli, the upcoming adaptation of The Jungle Book. Odom, a Tony winner, is best known for his roles in Hamilton and Murder on the Orient Express. Erivo (pictured above), another Tony winner, is known for her role in the Broadway revival of The Color Purple. Bloom is largely known for his roles in The Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean franchises.

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Needle in a Timestack will focus on a husband and wife who attempt to maintain their relationship in a world where time travel has shaken up the past, present, and future. In this world, having your life retroactively changed is considered nothing more than one of the annoyances of the day and age. 

The past is accessible to anyone who can pay ticket fare, and the ability to alter time-tracks has paved the way for sinister individuals to interfere with the lives of others. Specifically, a twisted man is trying to undo the marriage of the protagonists.

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Can't wait for the movie? Check out some of Silverberg's great books below!

Across a Billion Years

By Robert Silverberg

Gilgamesh the King

By Robert Silverberg

At Winter's End

By Robert Silverberg

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Featured photo: Wikimedia Commons

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