The script for Infinitum, a sci-fi romance from a DCEU TV heavy hitter described as being in the vein of Christopher Nolan’s Memento, has reportedly been purchased by Sony.
Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow co-creator Marc Guggenheim -- who worked with Elishia Holmes developing the script -- sold the speculative project after a bidding war, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Longtime, Oscar-nominated producer Michael De Luca (a guy with credits ranging from Ghost Rider to Suicide Squad 2 to The Social Network) is attached to the film.
Guggenheim is known for his superhero productions, writing Aquaman, Wolverine, The Punisher, The Flash, and Spider-Man over his career on both sides of the comic aisle. He also wrote and produced many of the Arrowverse shows, while his film projects include the scripts for the Green Lantern movie and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.
More recently, he’s worked with Guillermo del Toro on his Netflix animated series Trollhunters, where Guggenheim served as a writer and executive producer. Transitioning to a more adult feel (because how else would you describe Memento?) seems like an exciting move for the writer.
While even Infinitum's logline is being kept secret for now, the Memento comparisons are compelling. Memento is the Guy Pearce-starring anterograde amnesia tale where a man can’t form new memories, and thus must leave himself hints and clues to solve a mystery, even while losing his memory every five minutes. Incorporating a similar concept -- one that deals with impermanence and loss -- in a romantic, sci-fi setting rather than a neo-noir mystery is one that has plenty of potential for fantastic situations and real thought experimentation.
Infinitum, as in “ad infinitum,” as in "again and again in the same way; forever," may follow in a similar fashion.