While THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT isn't even a decade old and spawned a couple of sequels (the most recent of which, THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT 3: REVELATIONS, hit DVD only 4 years ago), it is already being primed for the reboot treatment, according to Variety.
According to the article, FilmEngine and Benderspink are teaming to reboot 2004′s THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT with original writer-director Eric Bress on board to pen the new script. Producers are A.J. Dix, Anthony Rhulen, Chris Bender and JC Spink, as they did on the original, along with Film Engine president Navid McIllhargey. No director is yet attached.
In the original film Ashton Kutcher portrayed a character who had the ability to travel back in time and change the present by changing what he had done in his past, but found that changing several childhood traumas created unintended consequences. The film was a solid performer for New Line with a worldwide box office of $96 million on a budget of $13 million, along with a pair of direct-to-DVD sequels.