Legendary and Konwiser Brothers Entertainment are producing an untitled feature-length documentary designed to inspire American youth to become passionate about mathematics and science.
Kip and Kern Konwiser will write and direct the project, as well as produce with Legendary topper Thomas Tull. The producers are aiming to use the film as a catalyst to start a dialog about how America can regain its status as a world leader in those fields.
The announcement noted that the U.S. ranks 30th out of 65 developed nations in math knowledge and 23rd in science. The film is aimed at showing how these two disciplines impact many areas including sports, pop culture, academia, government, healthcare, technology and entertainment.
Tull is a member of the board of trustees of Carnegie Mellon University. He also serves as a board member for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and is part owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Legendary is based at Universal. Its next titles are “Jurassic World” and “Crimson Peak.”
The Konwiser brothers have produced, written and directed films for Nike, Burton Snowboards, Gatorade, Blizzard Entertainment, TapouT and the estate of Duke Ellington, and collaborated with Kenny Ortega, Quincy Jones, Magic Johnson, Carlos Santana and Oliver Stone. They’ve won Emmys for HBO’s “Miss Evers’ Boys” and the TNT documentary “On Hallowed Ground: Streetball Champions at Rucker Park.”
“We are honored to be a part of Legendary’s commitment to this critical issue and to tell the stories of inspired people who are changing our lives and our world through their mastery of math, science and technology,” the Konwisers said.