XLrator Media has acquired North American distribution rights to the time travel thriller Time Lapse (read our review) starring Danielle Panabaker (CW’s “The Flash,” FX’s “Justified”), Matt O’Leary (Fat Kid Rules the World, Natural Selection) and George Finn (LOL).
It will release the film in theaters and on VOD on May 15, 2015 on its “MACABRE” genre label.
“Time Lapse explores the possibilities of time travel through a machine that is capable of taking pictures 24 hours into the future. When three friends discover this mysterious machine in their neighbor’s apartment, they encounter a number of pressing questions, not least of which is the whereabouts of their neighbor. Realizing the potential impact of the machine, Finn (Matt O’Leary), Jasper (George Finn), and Callie (Danielle Panabaker) attempt to cash in on their discovery. But, when a dangerous criminal learns their secret, the friends must set aside their differences and confront the paradox of a future that was once predetermined and entirely uncertain. Using an engaging blend of action, humor, and philosophy, Time Lapse is an original thriller that not only keeps the audience guessing, but also explores questions of pre-determination, free will and destiny.”
Time Lapse is the feature directorial debut of Bradley King, who co-wrote the script with BP Cooper.
“A smart sci-fi thriller with a mind-bending premise, Time lapse combines the ingenious structure of Memento with the dark comic irony of ‘The Twilight Zone’,” said XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon. “It epitomizes the exciting new wave of independently produced sci-fi films that rely on original, clever stories and masterful filmmaking rather than mega-million-dollar visual effects budgets. Last year The Wall Street Journal reported extensively on this dynamic new filmmaking trend.”