Roland Emmerich to direct Blake Crouch’s Dark Matter
Deadline is reporting that filmmaker Roland Emmerich (Independence Day: Resurgence, 2012, White House Down) is in negotiations with Sony Pictures to direct an adaptation of the New York Times bestseller Dark Matter, which was written by Wayward Pines creator Blake Crouch and published in July.
The story revolves around multiple quantum worlds/alternate realities and inter-dimensional transfer. Here’s the synopses for the novel, which you can purchase via this link:
“Are you happy with your life?” Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.” In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible. Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined—one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe.
Matt Tolmach of Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming and Jumanji reboot will produce Dark Matter after paying $1.25 million for the rights back in 2014 based on Crouch’s early 150-page partial manuscript.