Skip to comments.Physicist Hawking to star in movie
Posted on 10/15/2006 7:28:00 AM PDT by Triggerhippie
Physicist Hawking to star in movie: report
Sat Oct 14, 6:31 PM ET
LONDON (AFP) - Acclaimed British physicist Stephen Hawking will reportedly trade in scientific journals for the big screen by starring in a movie.
The film, "Beyond the Horizon," aims to explain some of the complicated theories backed by Hawking and his fellow physicists, including the idea that space has up to 11 dimensions and the cause of the big bang.
The 64-year-old Hawking, famous for his 1988 international best-seller "A Brief History of Time," will also narrate a soundtrack which explains cosmological concepts.
"Beyond the Horizon" centres around a fictional religious affairs correspondent for The Times newspaper who approaches Hawking, interviewing the physicist for a major feature.
Leonard Mlodinow, a former scriptwriter on the television series "Star Trek," is working with Hawking on the project, which does not yet have a release date, The Sunday Times said.
The academic, who is the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge -- a post once held by Isaac Newton -- was diagnosed with the muscle-wasting condition motor neurone disease at the age of 22. He is in a wheelchair and speaks with the aid of a computer and voice synthesiser.
His research has centred on theoretical cosmology and quantum gravity, looking at the nature of such subjects as space-time, the "Big Bang" theory and black holes.
I hear he's going to do all his own stunts.
OMG. I almost wet myself! LOL!
Lord, I apologize and please be with the starving pygmies down in New Guinea. Amen
Every keystroke is a potential re-take. Come to think of it, that would come in handy on FR from time to time...
Through an interpreter, I gather...
Another funny story about Hawking: They were talking on the Imus show about how his wife was allegedly abusing him (not the funny part). And Bernard quipped, "Yeah, his wife was leaving him out in the sun and said to him, 'Let's see you think your way out of this one'".
It was funny as heck to me.
(in a quantum sense)
Is that "thread loop" as dangerous as a time loop?
He is a legend in his own mind...
And a real nitwit.