Variety is reporting that a film adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein’s short story “All You Zombies” will begin production early next year. Predestination stars Ethan Hawke and is being written and directed by Michael and Peter Spierig (Daybreakers).

Variety describes it thusly:

[The] story centers on a secret government time traveling agency designed to prevent future killers and terrorists from committing their crimes. Pic chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity.

I’m really excited about this news…not just because I like time travel stories, but also because this is one of my all time favorites. If you haven’t read it, do so. Escape Pod has an audio version. Or seek out the story in The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag, a collection that contains the story (as well as the titular story, which is also being adapted to film).

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