THR reports that Universal is developing a remake of 1994′s Timecop. Directed by Peter Hyams (End of Days) and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, the original Timecop took place in the near future where special officers traveled through time to arrest those who used “time travel” to commit crimes.
According to THR, the studio is approaching the new Timecop as a reboot and a re-imagining of the concept and is being handed to writers. As with Phillip Noyce’s (Salt) proposed Bloodsport remake, Van Damme will not be involved with the Timecop reboot.
Based off the Dark Horse comic book of the same name, Timecop was one of Van Damme’s most successful films, both financially and critically. The film even spawned a short-lived 1997 TV series and the 2003 direct-to-DVD sequel Timecop 2: The Berlin Decision, which starred Jason Scott Lee (Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story).
BREAKING NEWS: According to THR, the producers behind the upcoming Timecop remake have hired Mark and Brian Gunn to write the script. The duo is responsible for writing Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.