‘Twilight’ Producers on Board Robert Silverberg Sci-Fi Story for Focus (EXCLUSIVE)

Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen
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Focus Features has acquired movie rights to the Robert Silverberg sci-fi story “How It Was When the Past Went Away.”

Producers are Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen of Temple Hill Entertainment, producers of the “Twilight” franchise. Vince Gerardis is executive producing.

The Pastor brothers, David and Alex, are adapting.

The movie is about what happens when everyone in a city suffers a mass/communal memory loss.

Silverberg’s short story centered on a lunatic putting amnesia drugs into San Francisco’s water supply with the city falling apart as people forget who they are, who they’re married to and where they work.

Isaac Klausner of Temple Hill developed the story with the Pastor brothers. Jeb Brody and Josh McGlaughlin brought the project in for Focus.

Temple Hill produced young-adult drama “The Fault in Our Stars,” starring Shailene Woodley, with a release date of June 6 from Fox.

Focus is releasing Tarsem Singh’s sci-fi thriller “Selfless,” written by the Pastor brothers, on Feb. 27.

Silverberg is a prolific sci-writer who published his first story, “Revolt on Alpha C,” in 1955.

The Pastors are repped by WME, Kaplan-Perrone and attorney Karl Austen of  Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein.

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  1. boo says:

    Good project for Robert Pattinson.

  2. beastly plyos says:

    I like that they are sticking to the Sci-Fi niche.
    I would love to see them make the Lodestone Book Series into a movie

  3. John Shea says:

    Drugs cause everybody in San Francisco to lose their memory? The Eighties relived, in other words…

  4. EKilborn says:

    I wish they would make a movie of Silverberg’s “Lord Valentine’s Castle”. Maybe someday.

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