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‘WALL-E’ Director Andrew Stanton to Direct ‘In the Blink of an Eye’ For Searchlight Pictures

Andrew Stanton (Wall-E) is making his live-action big-screen return with Search Pictures In The Blink of an Eye.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the sci-fi drama explores no less than the entire history of the world and tackle the nature of life, love, hope, and connection, doing so by focusing on three intersecting storylines.

Written by Colby Day, the project is being produced by Jared Ian Goldman.

Day’s script was featured on the 2017 Black List, helping launch his screenwriting career. The scribe recently wrote the adaptation for Spaceman, the upcoming adaptation of a Czech novel that tackles ideas of loneliness by way of a giant talking spider. The Netflix movie is directed by Johan Renck (Chernobyl) and stars Adam Sandler and Carey Mulligan.

Day will act as an exec producer. Senior vp of production Taylor Friedman and creative executive Apolline Berty are overseeing for Searchlight, reporting to heads of production and development Katie Goodson-Thomas and DanTram Nguyen.

Stanton is best known to Disney fans as the director of Pixar hits Finding Nemo, WALL-E, and Finding Dory. He directed his first live-action Disney film, the massively underrated John Carter, in 2012. His most recent credit is a writing credit for episode 5 of Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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