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Sir Isaac Newton As a Badass Action Hero

Too bad it's the director of Fast and Furious leading the project.

Dave Swindle


June 10, 2012 - 12:15 pm

via Rob Cohen To Direct Action Movie about Sir Isaac Newton – News – GeekTyrant.

This story is so outlandish, I feel as if I have to start with a disclaimer that this is not a joke. If you have even the most basic education, you’re probably familiar with the three laws of Sir Isaac Newton. If you don’t have a basic education, I’d imagine you’re probably familiar with Three Films of Rob Cohen: xXx, The Fast and The Furious, and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. (I’m just kidding about that ‘lack of education part.’ I liked the first Fast and the Furious movie.)

Now the two are gloriously coming together, as THR reports Cohen has signed on to co-write and direct an action movie (again – not a joke) about Sir Isaac Newton and the time he spent as chief detective and head of the British Mint. But a movie apparently isn’t enough to hold this story; they’re working on a graphic novel to go along with the script.

This isn’t a bad concept for a film. (Though, with Cohen directing you can count on mediocrity.)

Perhaps one of the villains from Yellow Submarine would be appropriate for a film about Newton? I seem to recall the Renaissance scientist doing battle with falling apples in real life too.

David Swindle is the associate editor of PJ Media. He writes and edits articles and blog posts on politics, news, culture, religion, and entertainment. He edits the PJ Lifestyle section and the PJ columnists. Contact him at DaveSwindlePJM @ and follow him on Twitter @DaveSwindle. He has worked full-time as a writer, editor, blogger, and New Media troublemaker since 2009, at PJ Media since 2011. He graduated with a degree in English (creative writing emphasis) and political science from Ball State University in 2006. Previously he's also worked as a freelance writer for The Indianapolis Star and the film critic for He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their Siberian Husky puppy Maura.
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