Director Calls In Time ‘Bastard Child of Gattaca’

The filmmaker who created Gattaca sees a direct link between his 1997 sci-fi cult classic and his upcoming gene-themed mind-melter, In Time.

“I think of it as the bastard child of Gattaca because at the time I thought the holy grail of genetic engineering, of course, is to find the aging gene and switch it off,” writer-director Andre Niccol said in an interview with Collider.com. “The implications were so huge that I thought, ‘That’s another movie.’ And it turns out, it has become another movie.”

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