The Movie: Considered one of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s better cinematic efforts, the time travel tale also remains his greatest box office success. Facing off against Ron Silver’s corrupt presidential candidate, the action movie was not short of confusing plot twists (and some gaping holes).
Based On: Mark Verheiden and Ron Randall’s ‘Time Cop: A Man Out of Time’ story ran in the first three issues of the Dark Horse Comics anthology, and would later return for a two-issue movie tie-in miniseries. Verheiden also served as a co-writer on the film itself.
Faithful To The Source Material? While the concept remained the same the originally comic story focused not on political corruption but a time travelling diamond heist that wreaks havoc on the future.