HanWay Films has acquired worldwide rights to Alice Lowe’s reincarnation rom com Timestalker. Also news was announced that Sam Riley, Natasia Demetriou and actor- singer-songwriter Jacob Anderson are joining the cast.
HanWay Films will be launching worldwide sales at next month’s European Film Market which will run from the 1st until 5th March.
Low is set to direct and star in this one, a tale of one woman’s unrequited love spanning several centuries. The film will also mark her return behind the camera for the first time since 2016 and Prevenge. There’s a promise this one have the filmmakers subversive, irreverent and hilarious sense of humour to the screen following on from the success of 2016’s dark comedy.
Timestalker follows hapless heroine Agnes (Alice Lowe) through time as she repeatedly falls for the wrong guy, dies a grim death, gets reincarnated a century later, before meeting him again and starting the cycle anew. It is one story told over many periods, all with the messy thrills and spills that come with daring to follow your heart. Or maybe your loins…
The cast will recur throughout each historical period depicted in the romantic comedy, as the film playfully travels in time, taking props and the odd extra along for the ride. Agnes pursue the love of her many lives through various moments in history and into the future: 1680s Western Scotland; 1790s Rural England; 1980s Manhattan; and apocalyptic 22nd Century. Sometimes it takes many lifetimes to learn to break negative patterns.
“It’s so exciting to be working on a grander scale on TIMESTALKER – but with the same crafting of script and comedy improv and brilliant actors”. Alice Lowe stated “ This film is my homage to the most romantic epics. Lavish, lush and overflowing with emotion! This film is going to be shameless. All blusher and petticoats and suicidal lovers. The romantic era we all need a pinch of right now! Romance Isn’t dead!”
Gabrielle Stewart, Managing Director, HanWay Films commented “Alice Lowe is part of a wave of exciting fresh female talent coming out of the UK at the moment. At a time when we need laughter and romance, with TIMESTALKER she delivers all of that but then twists it and subverts it to give us something truly fresh, irreverent and playful. The rule book is out the window here, and anything is possible!”
Timestalker is set to start filming this coming summer.