- 1 hr 56 min
Released in 2003, "Timeline" is a sci-fi adventure movie inspired by the book of the same name written by Michael Crichton. It revolves around a group of modern archaeologists who are sent back in time to save their mentor from former France in the eve of war. The movie cast includes Paul Walker, Gerard Butler, and Billy Connolly. It runs approximately 116 minutes. A production budget of $80 million was spent for the film. It grossed a Box Office of $44 million. The storyline starts with a man who is attempting to flee his pursuer through the forest. The setting is medieval France and the pursuer appears to be a knight. Just as the knight is about to apprehend him, the man vanishes. Soon after, the man is found in a barren desert, barely alive. Before he dies, he is able to utter one last word - Castlegard. The man is taken to a nearby hospital and the examiner finds a pendant bearing the ITC Corporation emblem around the man's neck. The X-ray images depict that various internal organs and bones are unaligned with the cause unknown. Soon after, an ITC Corporation representative appears and identifies the corpse as Vincent Taub. He takes the body with him and the organization decides to cover up the case. The ITC Corporation sponsors an archaeologist professor named Edward Johnston and his pupils on an expedition to dig up the village ruins of Castlegard located in France. The village was said to be burned during 1357 in which the Hundred Years War was transpiring. Professor Johnston brings his son, Chris, who apparently is more interested with Kate, one of the professor's students, than the actual excavation. After some time digging in the area, one of the students, Marek, unravel a sarcophagus of a French knight holding hands with his love interest before they died. As the movie progresses, the professor is sent back in time through a wormhole and his students must now rescue him.