Walt Disney Pictures has acquired Dave Andron's screenplay The Runner, which will be produced by Brian Grazer through his Imagine Entertainment banner.

Marc Forster, who is also producing through his Forster's Apparatus Entertainment banner with Brad Simpson, may direct this sci-fi thriller about a man in 2027 who is sent back in time to stop an attack that will render the earth uninhabitable. The traveler volunteers for the job to also save the love of his life.

The Runner is being simultaneously developed as a TV series, a video game, a graphic novel, and for mobile interactive content. Walt Disney Pictures will be involved in every aspect of The Runner as it moves towards production.

There is no set start date for The Runner at this time.

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