Matt Haig is an internet favorite and with a big name attached to star this How To Stop Time adaptation has everyone not-so-patiently waiting for updates. This thrilling and heartfelt narrative follows Tom Hazard, a man who has witnessed some of history’s most significant events and faces the challenges of love and loss as he navigates through time.
With its exploration of identity, human connection, and the profound longing for the timeless, the adaptation is poised to captivate audiences and leave them questioning the true nature of time itself.
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This page was updated: 8/4/23
About The Book:
Tom Hazard has just moved back to London, his old home, to settle down and become a high school history teacher. And on his first day at school, he meets a captivating French teacher at his school who seems fascinated by him. But Tom has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he’s been alive for centuries. Tom has lived history–performing with Shakespeare, exploring the high seas with Captain Cook, and sharing cocktails with Fitzgerald. Now, he just wants an ordinary life.
Unfortunately for Tom, the Albatross Society, the secretive group which protects people like Tom, has one rule: Never fall in love. As painful memories of his past and the erratic behavior of the Society’s watchful leader threaten to derail his new life and romance, the one thing he can’t have just happens to be the one thing that might save him. Tom will have to decide once and for all whether to remain stuck in the past, or finally begin living in the present.
How to Stop Time tells a love story across the ages–and for the ages–about a man lost in time, the woman who could save him, and the lifetimes it can take to learn how to live. It is a bighearted, wildly original novel about losing and finding yourself, the inevitability of change, and how with enough time to learn, we just might find happiness.
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Current Production Status:
This 6 episode mini-series is still in the early stages of development.
How To Stop Time Adaptation Timeline:
In March 2017, months before the books publication date, it was announced that Benedict Cumberbatch’s production company SunnyMarch had acquired the film rights to the upcoming novel.
In April 2023 it was announced that the project had changed to a 6 episode mini-series and that StudioCanal had joined to produce.
Who Owns The Rights:
SunnyMarch, Benedict Cumberbatch’s production company, acquired the rights for the book. StudioCanal (Paddington) has also joined the project to lead production.
Who Is Attached:
Benedict Cumberbatch is set to star in the lead role as well as serve as an executive producer.
As of Summer 2023 there have been no other casting announcements or names attached to the series.
With the project still in the very early stages of development there are currently no known filming locations yet.
There is currently no estimated release timeframe made public as of Summer 2023 for when this series will come to our screens.
Previous mentions on AiLL:
This book has not been featured on Alison in Libraryland before.
Other Adaptations From This Author:
Matt Haig’s best-seller ‘The Midnight Library‘ is currently in the early stages of development, with the same production and distribution studios.
‘Father Christmas And Me’, a children’s book, is also in the development stages of being turned into a movie.
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