Roland Emmerich in Talks to Direct Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Dark Matter’

Roland Emmerich Dark Matter

Roland Emmerich is in early negotiations with Sony Pictures to direct the science-fiction thriller “Dark Matter,” based on the Blake Crouch bestseller.

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.

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  1. Jennifer says:

    I need Sterling K Brown to be Jason. That’s who I pictured from start to finish and he was excellent.

  2. Memphis Steamer says:

    Just go ahead and cast Danny DeVito.

  3. Kat says:

    I like Roland Emmerich films. They are exciting. Total escapism. Great fun! If hes doing Dark Matter, at least we can count on it being exciting. Its a good thing!

  4. Bubba LOL says:

    Time to put Emmerich out to pasture. His Resurgence, 2012, and other pieces oshyt were mindnumbing drivel. Who bankrolls these vapid wastes of time?

  5. mick jones says:

    Much as I like Roland Emmerich, I don’t feel he would be the right choice to direct a “Dark” intelligent sci fi film

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