Spielberg to tackle Black Holes?
Steven Spielberg may just be starting work on a project that will see the real science of black holes explored in a science fiction movie.
According to Yahoo News:
...an untitled sci-fi film that delves into Caltech physicist Kip Thorne's theories of gravity fields.
Although the project is considered embryonic -- it has no screenplay and would likely take at least three years to make -- Thorne wrote a treatment with the help of producer and science enthusiast Lynda Obst, prompting Spielberg's involvement...
...the film would explore the mind-bending territory of black holes and gravity waves and touch on some of the hypotheses that Albert Einstein chased but never could prove. Thorne, a longtime friend of Obst's, is one of the world's leading experts on relativity.
Wow, all sounds quite heavy, but you know for a fact that Spielberg would make it light, accessible, and an amazing film to see. Saying light though does not mean he wouldn't touch on the serious theories and bring some science to the masses. Who couldn't be interested in anything Spielberg does, and this project sounds very interesting.
I'm thinking of what the Disney film The Black Hole could have been if it had been aimed at an older generation and explored what really happened on the other side of that journey...how futuristic would it be? Would it look into the early science, or once it had been adopted in a futuristic Universe? Who can tell, it's very early days yet, but an incredibly exciting project.