Blake Lively is putting things in place for her feature directorial debut. She’s planning an adaptation of Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley‘s 2014 graphic novel Seconds. Edgar Wright, who helmed the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World movie in 2010, has written the screenplay and will produce alongside Marc Platt.
Seconds revolves around Katie Clay, who receives the power to fix her past mistakes by writing them down in a notebook, eating a mushroom, and falling asleep. She subsequently becomes too eager to fix every little aspect of her life.
Before long, her newfound ability begins to create new problems that threaten to not only take her further and further from the life she initially had, but the very fabric of time and space itself.
While this will be Lively’s feature directing debut, she did receive acclaim and two ACM Award nominations for co-writing, producing, and directing the 2021 music video for Taylor Swift‘s ‘I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version)’. She’s close friends with the musician, who named her characters in the song ‘Betty’ after Lively and Ryan Reynolds‘ daughters.
Lively is best known for starring in Gossip Girl from 2007-2012 and for appearing in films such as A Simple Favor, The Shallows, Green Lantern, and Savages. Her last on screen role was in 2020’s action thriller The Rhythm Section.
It will be exciting to see what Lively can do behind the camera. Along with her own star power, adapting a graphic novel from the Scott Pilgrim creator and getting Wright to pen the screenplay should give Seconds plenty of buzz.