King of popcorn entertainment Michael Bay (‘Transformers,’ ‘Bad Boys,’ ‘Pain & Gain’) is to direct an adaptation of Wesley Chu’s upcoming sci-fi novel ‘Time Salavager.’

Per TheWrap, the story follows “a convicted criminal named James Griffin-Mars, who is identified as one of a select group ideally suited for time-travel missions that could delay humanity’s demise. He’s sent to Earth’s past to recover resources and treasure without altering the timeline. On a final mission that will secure his retirement, James meets Elise Kim, an intriguing scientist from a previous century, who’s fated to die during the destruction of an ocean rig. James brings Elise back to the future with him, saving her life, but turning them both into fugitives.”

The adaptation is set up over at Paramount Pictures with Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian producing.