Matt Tolmach is producing the movie version of “Dark Matter,” which was published in July by Crown Publishing Group. The story centers on a college physics professor in Chicago with a warm family life. The teacher is knocked out by a masked abductor and wakes up in a world he doesn’t know in which his wife is not his wife, his son was never born, and he’s a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable and impossible — his theory has become a fully-realized technology for inter-dimensional transfer.
Sony bought the movie rights to “Dark Matter” in 2014. Andrea Giannetti is overseeing the project for the studio.
Emmerich last directed and produced “Independence Day: Resurgence,” two decades after he directed the original “Independence Day.” His recent credits include 2015’s “Stonewall” and 2013’s “White House Down.” He’s also helmed several big-budget sci-fi projects, including “2012,” “The Day After Tomorrow,” and “Stargate.”
Crouch is the author of the “Wayward Pines” trilogy, which was adapted last year into a Fox TV series of the same name.
Emmerich is repped by CAA. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.