Well, this is ironic. I just reviewed a script called “God Particle” by Oren Uziel that recently sold to Paramount and J.J. Abrams, that basically uses the whole “god particle” theory as its backbone. Turns out, it might not be a theory at all! You know what that means — watch out, Planet Earth!
From the AP:
Scientists working at the world’s biggest atom smasher plan to announce Wednesday that they have gathered enough evidence to show that the long-sought “God particle” answering fundamental questions about the universe almost certainly does exist.
But after decades of work and billions of dollars spent, researchers at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, say they aren’t quite ready to say they’ve “discovered” the particle.
Instead, experts familiar with the research at CERN’s vast complex on the Swiss-French border say that the massive data they have obtained will essentially show the footprint of the key particle known as the Higgs boson — all but proving it exists — but doesn’t allow them to say it has actually been glimpsed.
Mind you, my objection to the script was never about its, er, science (which I always assumed there was some research there, and I gave them all the leeway they needed to make the story somewhat plausible, or at least entertaining), it was always about the silly plotting, bad characters, and cliched scenarios.
I wonder, though, with this news, if the studio and Abrams will push the project ahead faster?