We haven’t spoken a lot about the filmic adaptation of The Time Traveler’s Wife around here, mostly because there hasn’t been a lot to say. I, like many of you, fucking loved that book, and the way it deftly mixed together time travel and a really solid romantic relationship, which of course that means it’s probably doomed to failure on the big screen.
Still, the cast they put together — though not exactly how I’d have pictured it — would seem to work: Eric Bana will play Henry DeTamble while Rachel McAdams will play Claire Abshire. I don’t know a lot about the director, Robert Schwentke, except that he directed the fairly mediocre Flightplan. But there shouldn’t be a lot of special effects involved (even for a time-travel movie), but for some aging. So what’s the hold up here? Why does The Time Traveler’s Wife keep getting pushed back on the schedule? It was once slated for early this year, but now it’s been scheduled for August. Is that to better take advantage of summer audiences?
Anyway, the delays aren’t heartening, but we do have some images from the film, which should at least help you to get comfortable with the image you have in your minds from the book and what you can expect on the big screen. Nothing exciting here, but these should be enough to keep you satiated until the trailer comes out.