Sir Isaac Newton As a Badass Action Hero
Too bad it's the director of Fast and Furious leading the project.
June 10, 2012 - 12:15 pm
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.