Derek Kolstad's career has skyrocketed since he's written the three John Wick films that have become critical hits and increasing box office successes. While he's still set to do the fourth and fifth film, he's got several other projects in the work. One new project added to the roster today is a feature-length adaptation of the 2018 South Korean short film Time Agent. With this announcement, Kolstad released the following statement:
“From the moment I saw the short, I recognized a vast and unexplored world hidden within the initial concept eager to be fully realized. Thankfully, the imaginative teams at Gunpowder & Sky and Davis Entertainment saw the potential too, and shared a similar vision for it. Dude, I’m excited to dive in and help further bring this one to life.”
The original short film followed a solitary agent who travels to the past to save the future, by making barely perceptible yet highly influential alterations to the timeline. During his mission, he tries to live in complete isolation so as to minimize the changes until he runs into a girl about to commit suicide and accidentally saves her life.
Black Label Media will finance and produce alongside Davis Entertainment and Gunpowder & Sky Dust. The short film's original Jude Chun will executive produce the feature alongside Van Toffler, Floris Bauer, Eric Bromberg, John Davis, Jeremy Stein, Molly Smith, Thad Luckinbill, and Trent Luckinbill.