Found footage time-travel film Glimmer discovers its lead

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Time-traveling will get the found footage treatment in Dreamworks’ GLIMMER, which we last wrote about back in June of 2012. Now that the project is moving forward in earnest, it seems to have found a lead in the form of “Shameless” star Jeremy Allen White (pictured).

While plot details weren’t forthcoming the last time we wrote about GLIMMER, The Wrap has a brief synopsis to make us a little wiser:

GLIMMER is a found-footage film about a group of teenagers who take a camping trip to investigate a series of missing persons and wind up discovering a portal that takes them back in time and traps them in the 1970s. When one of them changes the past, the effects start to snowball with tragic consequences.

As the film is set up at Dreamworks (Disney will distribute), Steven Spielberg is supervising; sounds right up his alley. (It is along the lines of the great 80s Amblin flicks, after all.)

Commercials veteran Ringan Ledwidge is directing Carter Blanchard’s script, which appeared in the Top 10 of the 2012 Black List.

White’s “Shameless” co-star, Emmy Rossum

Source: The Wrap

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