Written by Elan Mastai, the film revolves around a man from a Utopian alternate universe who, through a time travel malfunction, winds up marooned in the real (and messy) 2015. He must decide if he wants to establish a life in this new world or head back to the one he came from.
Mastai will write the script for the adaptation and exec produce. Paramount executive v.p. Geoff Stier brought the project into the studio and will supervise.
The book was a hot property at the Frankfurt Book Fair, where it scored a seven-figure deal for publishing rights from Dutton.
Mastai’s past screenwriting credits include “The Samaritan,” starring Samuel L. Jackson, and romantic comedy “What If” starring Daniel Radcliffe. He is repped by Gersh.
Former Sony co-chairman Pascal has been producing reboots of “Ghostbusters” and “Spider-Man,” as well as other book titles “Girls Like Us” and “Maestra.”
The news was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.