‘Time’ is up for Gallic helmer

Midi, D'Works in talks as 'Spotless' director inks

Michel Gondry is directing an adaptation of the sci-fi thriller “Master of Space and Time” by Rudy Rucker.

Jack Black is attached to star in the pic, which is in talks to land at DreamWorks.

Project was brought to the studio by Gondry for Walter Parkes and Laurie McDonald to produce, but deal is not yet completed.

Last year, the French production company Midi Minuit optioned “Master of Space and Time,” about two mad scientists who figure out how to control reality.

Gondry became attached to the project due to his relationship with Midi Minuit; the shingle produced many of his musicvideos before he crossed over to feature films.

DreamWorks is negotiating rights with Midi Minuit.

“Master of Space and Time” was first published in 1984 by St. Martin’s Press.

“School of Rock” star Black is starring in this summer’s Will Ferrell laffer “Anchorman” and is also lending his voice for this fall’s animated film “Shark Tale.” Both pics are at DreamWorks.

Gondry is fresh off Focus Feature’s arthouse hit “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”