Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films have bought Terry Rossio (SHREK, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN) and Bill Marsilii's romantic thriller script DEJA VU for several million dollars, reports VARIETY. Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group president Nina Jacobson will oversee movie with evp production Jason Reed. Rossio and his writing partner Ted Elliott will exec produce with Jerry Bruckheimer Films' Mike Stenson and Chad Oman, who originally brought the script to Bruckheimer.
"Though it's a complex story, at its heart it's about the basic emotions of regret, wishing you could change something you cannot change and meeting the person you are destined to meet but at the wrong time," Rossio said. "There is some fun stuff with the investigative clues and time-travel elements. I think it's the emotional power of the story that's probably its appeal."
The contemporary thriller and love story follows an FBI agent who travels back in time and falls in love with a woman who is about to be murdered. Touchstone Pictures hopes to start shooting the film this fall.