The Relive Box, based on a short story in The New Yorker about a tech device that allows you to relive your past is being developed by Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE) is developing the feature film. Artist Daniel Arsham will make his feature directorial debut. Chai Hecht (“Unorthodox”) is writing the screenplay based on the short story written by T.C. Boyle. Dawn Ostroff and Jeremy Steckler of CNE will produce. Hunter Ryan and David Ryan will produce and finance the film through their company, Lost Lodge Productions.
The story follows T.C. Boyle explores modern-day society’s reliance on technology in this story about a single father morally challenged by tech’s endless possibilities and the opportunity to change his life. The premise is set in the not-too-distant future, where one of the founders of America’s largest tech company becomes addicted to a prototype of the company’s newest product—a device that lets you relive your past. He is consumed by the mystery of how he became the man he is, but as his growing obsession threatens his relationship with his teenage daughter, he is forced to choose: the past or the present.
Condé Nast Entertainment, Arsham, Hecht, and Boyle are all repped by CAA. Hecht is also repped by Madhouse Entertainment and attorney David Fox of Myman Greenspan. Boyle is also represented by Georges Borchardt, Inc.