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Monday, June 30, 2008

Talk About Black to the Future....Spike Lee to Helm Film on Time Travel Inspired By Real LIfe Black Scientist's Theories

Damn we need more stories like this one.....courtesy of IGN-UK.com:

Time Traveler Spike
Spike Lee plans scientific biopic.
by Chris Tilly, IGN UK

UK, June 18, 2008 - Spike Lee has announced plans to co-write and direct Time Traveler, a film about one man's efforts to make time travel a reality.

That man is Ronald Mallett, who became obsessed with the notion following the death of his father when he was 10. He endeavoured to create a machine that would allow son to travel back in time to save father, and this research resulted in his becoming the first African-American to earn a Ph.D in theoretical physics.

According to Variety, the film will be based on Mallett's own memoir Time Travel: A Scientist's Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality, and will revolve around his rise from poverty as well as his scientific achievements.

Lee will produce through his Forty Acres and a Mule company, and said: "Time Traveler is a fantastic story on many levels [and] also a father and son saga of love and loss."

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