While many Transformers fans continue to hope that he abandons the property and works elsewhere, it’s likely that he’ll continue to be involved in that franchise for some time to come. but it looks like Bay is getting involved in something else with Paramount now as he’s attached to the adaptation of the Wesley Chu novel Time Salvager. It’s got his usual producers involved as well with Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian. Bay’s being attached may have him just producing, but also potentially directing, depending on which direct he wants to go.
The novel itself is set to come out in hardcover and digital on July 7th, 2015. The book marks the fourth for Chu, the first of a new series after his Tao books .
Plot concept: Convicted criminal James Griffin-Mars is no one’s hero. In his time, Earth is a toxic, abandoned world and humans have fled into the outer solar system to survive, eking out a fragile, doomed existence among the other planets and their moons. Those responsible for delaying humanity’s demise believe time travel holds the key, and they have identified James, troubled though he is, as one of a select and expendable few ideally suited for the most dangerous job in history.
James is a chronman, undertaking missions into Earth’s past to recover resources and treasure without altering the timeline. The laws governing use of time travel are absolute; break any one of them and, one way or another, your life is over. Most chronmen never reach old age; the stress of each jump through time, compounded by the risk to themselves and to the future, means that many chronmen rapidly reach their breaking point, and James Griffin-Mars is nearing his.
On a final mission that is to secure his retirement, James meets Elise Kim, an intriguing scientist from a previous century, who is fated to die during the destruction of an oceanic rig. Against his training and his common sense, and in violation of the chronmen’s highest law, James brings Elise back to the future with him, saving her life, but turning them both into fugitives. Remaining free means losing themselves in the wild and poisonous wastes of Earth, somehow finding allies, and perhaps discovering what hope may yet remain for humanity’s home world.
[Source: Collider ]