The 2004 time-bending sci-fi thriller The Butterfly Effect is getting a reboot from FilmEngine and BenderSpink. Eric Bress, who co-wrote and co-directed the original with J. Mackye Gruber, has signed on to write the remake, although no director is attached at this time.
Ashton Kutcher and Amy Smart starred in the original, which centered on a man who uses his gift of time travel to change events from his past that will alter his present life, although he discovers there are grave consequences for such actions. Melora Walters, Elden Henson, and Logan Lerman also starred in the first film, which grossed $96 million worldwide from a $13 million budget, and spawned the straight-to-DVD sequels The Butterfly Effect 2 in 2006 and The Butterfly Effect 3 in 2009.
Anthony Rhulen, Chris Bender and J.C. Spink are producing alongside FilmEngine president Navid McIlhargey. No production schedule was given.