We first reported on the project back in October, when it was believed that Will Smith was formally attached as the lead. However, the actor has never committed to the project. The studio hopes that they can entice the actor with a new draft that is being written by Dan McDermott. The writer actually sold the script as a spec back in 2001, with other writers such as Spike Lee, Derick Martini, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver coming on board in the years that followed.
The story follows a man who is offered the chance to relive the worst day of his life, although he must give up seven years of his life expectancy in return. John Davis and Jennifer Klein will produce alongside Dan McDermott.