It looks as if Roland Emmerich is currently in early negotiations to bring ‘Dark Matter’ to the big screen! For the Syfy fans out there, we weren’t talking about the ongoing television series that they are running but rather a cinematic adaption of Blake Crouch’s bestselling novel by the same name. The novel was released to critical acclaim by Crown in July and if the author’s name sounds familiar you may recognize it from the man behind the ‘Wayward Pines‘ trilogy.
Wondering what the film is about to catch such big names to be attached and so much money thrown at it? Here’s the official logline:
Jason Dessen, a quantum physicist, once had a brilliant research career ahead of him. But after a girlfriend’s unexpected pregnancy and the birth of a son, this future was derailed. Now a professor at a small Chicago college with a warm and loving family life, the physicist is abducted into a world in which his quantum many-worlds theory has become a fully realized technology for inter-dimensional transfer. In the parallel world, he did not marry his girlfriend and they never had a son. He is determined to get back to his other life, but nefarious powers in the alternate reality conspire to stop him from revealing the criminal lengths they have gone to create the world-hopping technology.
It sounds a bit like we’re getting a mixture of Walter from ‘Breaking Bad’ and the world where Walternate came from in ‘Fringe.’ There are some solid ideas though which could give us a fully action packed science fiction drama if done right. As both of my thoughts instantly leapt to television shows, I’m almost wondering if a film is the correct format. However, not having read the novel itself it would be hard to say.
Does ‘Dark Matter’ sound like a film that you’d like to see? Do you think we’re going to be in for a treat when this is released? Share your thoughts below!
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