It is a good week for science fiction books, isn’t it?

Hot off the heels of the announcement that Zoo City by Lauren Buekes, Boneshaker by Cherie Priest, and Grahame-Smith’s Unholy Night are headed to the big screen, comes word that Chris Columbus’ production company, 1492 Pictures, has acquired the rights to Charles Yu’s How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe.

Columbus and 1492 principals Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe will produce and Brendan Bellomo is set to direct.

The novel centers on a time travel machine repairman — also named Charles Yu — who has spent the past 10 years traveling back and forth in time in search of his father, who has disappeared. When the fictional Yu falls into a time loop he must find a way to change the future.

See also: our review of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe.

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