Sci-Fi Romance Returns: The Time Traveler’s Wife

Eric Bana's latest movie The Time Traveler's Wife is sci-fi romance -- a genre we haven't seen often since the days of Han and Leia or George and Lorraine. Bana's Henry DeTamble is a handsome librarian who travels through time; Rachel McAdams is Clare Abshire, the artist who falls in love with him.

Interesting trivia: according to IMDB, Bana shaved his head for his role as Nero in Star Trek just after finishing filming for The Time Traveler's Wife. However, TTTW required some reshoots and they had to push back the release date almost a year while Bana's hair grew back. Hello, people? Get a wig! No one's going to be looking at Bana's head anyway... because he apparently spends a good amount of the new movie in the nude. (The Terminator franchise firmly established that nudity in muscular men is necessary for time travel.)

However, Bana himself doesn't seem too obsessed with body image:

“Abs are for people with no friends,” he said. “I don’t do the ab thing. I’ve even had them once, actually, for a film, and they were always covered up. I just said to myself, ‘Well, I’ll just never do that again.’ That was a waste of time. There’s so much more to enjoy in life.”

The film will be released August 14 in the U.S., U.K., and Canada, with later release dates around the world. Plus, it includes minor roles for fan favorites Ron Livingston and Stephen Tobolowsky (Bing!).

Eric Bana [IMDB]
Eric Bana on Nudity in The Time Traveler's Wife (Access Hollywood)

5 Responses to "Sci-Fi Romance Returns: The Time Traveler’s Wife"
  1. Pike says:

    Matt Selman (I think it was) reported that during a showing of the trailer someone loudly opined, “More Time Travel, Less Wife!”

  2. Solai says:

    This is one of my favorite books written in the last few years. I am hoping the movie captures the essence of story. Great casting choices on both Eric and Rachel. I have devleoped a slight crush on Rachel through the previews and movie posters. 🙂

  3. Jarathen says:

    The book itself is an interesting read, but I’ve read some overwhelmingly negative reviews of the film that have really turned me off of this. I’ll just catch District 9 to get my sci-fi fix next week.

  4. Jerry Barre says:

    The Time Traveler’s Husband: NEVER leave your wife alone with scantily-clad Roman gladiators: http://tackytouristphotos.com/2009/08/grinning-gladiators/

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