The Time Machine is a 2002 American post-apocalyptic science fiction film loosely adapted by John Logan from the 1895 novel of the same name by H. G. Wells and the screenplay of the 1960 film of the same name by David Duncan. Arnold Leibovit served as executive producer and Simon Wells, the great-grandson of the original author, served as director.
Mar 8, 2002 · The Time Machine: Directed by Simon Wells. With Guy Pearce, Mark Addy, Phyllida Law, Sienna Guillory. Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 80,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.
- Simon Wells
- Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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The Time Machine (2002) Plot Showing all 5 items Jump to: Summaries (4) Synopsis (1) Summaries Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 80,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.
- Differences from The Book and The 1960s Film
A scientist named Alexander Hartdegenis determined to invent a Time Machine to restore his murdered fiance to life. The machine worked, but he soon learned he couldn't change fixed events in the past that led to the creation of the machine. Instead, he traveled to the far future, encountering a tribe of Eloi living in the future canyon made by the ...
In 1899, Dr. Alexander Hartdegen is a young inventor teaching at Columbia University in New York City. Unlike his conservative friend David Philby, Alexander would rather do pure research than work in the world of business. After a mugger kills his fiancée, Emma, he devotes himself to building a time machine that will allow him to travel back in ti...The Time Traveler, in the book and in the 60's film, never had a romantic partner (before he time travels). His motivation to build the machine was simply scientific curiosity.The Eloi in this film are not childlike creatures, but instead a very intelligent and capable tribe of people. Like the original book, they don't speak English, with a few exceptions.The Morlocks are much more powerful than their previous incarnations. They're also bred into three "castes", including the Uber-Morlock, Hunter Morlocks, and Spy Morlocks.Vox 114 is absent in the 60's film.
The Time Machine. 2002| Maturity Rating:13+ | 1h 35m| Sci-Fi Movies. Based on the H.G. Wells classic, this adventure follows a scientist and inventor who's determined to prove to doubters that time travel is possible. Starring:Guy Pearce, Samantha Mumba, Jeremy Irons. Watch all you want.
- Simon Wells
1903 - Alexander completes the machine and sets off on his journey 2030 - Humanity has been mining from the moon for decades. Vox serves as a repository for all human knowledge. 2037 - The Great Lunar Cataclysm occurs, devastating the Earth. 802,701 - Morlocks and Eloi have evolved out of humanity.