Film unit to adapt Julie Cross' upcoming novel

Summit Entertainment is going time traveling via “Tempest,” based on Julie Cross’ upcoming novel.

Sonny Mallhi will produce the project with Brendan Deneen exec producing via the Macmillan Films banner, along with Roy Lee.

Thomas Dunne Books, a division of St. Martin’s Press, will be publishing the book.

Cross’s novel is the first in a trilogy about a 19-year-old time traveler who witnesses his girlfriend’s murder and inadvertently jumps back two years. While stuck there, he’s recruited by a shadowy government agency run by the man he thought was his father and vows to save his girlfriend.

It’s the first published novel for Cross, an Illinois resident.

Erik Feig, Michael Schaefer, Sophie Cassidy, who brought the material into Summit, will oversee the project for the studio.

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