Columbia Pictures is in final discussions to acquire feature film rights to Evan Mandery’s novel “Q” for writer/director David Gordon Green and producer Matt Tolmach.
Story finds a man visited by a future version of himself, who tells him not to marry the love of his life. He agrees and spends the rest of his life trying to undo that fateful choice and find the only woman he ever loved.
Mandery’s manager Pouya Shahbazian will produce the pic with Tolmach.
HarperCollins published the novel, which was discovered by Matt Tolmach Prods. execs Robert Kessel and Kate Checci, who will also work on developing the project.
Columbia Pictures exec Andrea Giannetti will oversee “Q” for the studio along with Hannah Minghella.
Tolmach and Green previously collaborated on Sony’s comedy Pineapple Express.