One of my favorite novels of all time is Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife. It is a fantasy love story unlike any other. My infatuation with the story was not misplaced with so many more readers falling in love with it. As Hollywood now starts to have difficulty looking for original and unique screenplays, Niffeneger’s story was soon bought for adaptation into the big screen. Since it was bought by Brad Pitt and wife at that time, Jennifer Aniston, prior to their marital problems and Angelina Jolie, it took a couple of more years before the project started moving forward. Now, it is scheduled for release on August 14, 2009 starring Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana as the tragic lovers.
The story features Henry DeTamble and Claire Abshire who live an unusual life together as friends, lovers, and married couple. Henry is afflicted with an unusual disorder where he is randomly transported into different parts of his life in time. Since his life revolves so much around the love of his life, Claire, he is particularly brought to her at different parts of her existence. Henry meets Claire as a child, a teenager, an adult, and an old lady. I can only hope it will do justice to the book and is worth the wait. Here is the trailer: