Age Is A State Of Mind
Global industrialists discover a 110 year old man living in the body of a 29 year old – and will stop at nothing to uncover his secret to immortality
Drawn from recent scientific discovery that is revolutionizing the study of aging. Telomeres are described as “caps” on the ends of chromosomes that shorten as we grow older, leading to the decline of our physical bodies over time and resulting in death from old age. This story follows a child born and orphaned in the midst of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. This miracle boy, David March, ages at one-fourth the rate of a normal man due to a genetic mutation of his telomere length. We follow David’s extraordinary life through and beyond the backdrop of a tumultuous 20th Century as he out-lives all those closest to him while vigilantly protecting his true identity. David’s secret is discovered by a group of global industrialists who chase him across three continents in order to capture the genetics of his blood, decipher his DNA code and find his key to immortality. This period piece is in the $60M range and scheduled for production in Montreal, Quebec City and San Francisco.