Altered States: According to Variety, Michel Gondry is directing an adaptation of the sci-fi thriller Master of Space and Time by Rudy Rucker.

Jack Black is attached to star in the pic, which is in talks to land at DreamWorks.

Last year, the French production company Midi Minuit optioned "Master of Space and Time," about two mad scientists who figure out how to control reality.

Gondry became attached to the project due to his relationship with Midi Minuit; the shingleshingle produced many of his musicvideos before he crossed over to featurefeature films.

DreamWorks is negotiating rights with Midi Minuit.

"Master of Space and Time" was first published in 1984 by St. Martin's Press.

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