With Avatar proving to movie executives that non-SF fans can be interested in science fiction movies provided they’re marketed properly, Ridley and Tony Scott are producing what may be the Killer App for crossover sci-fi: Ion.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Ion is a story about a man who travels through parallel Earths, looking for the reincarnation of his lover… So, kind of like Crisis On Infinite Girlfriends, I guess. The script is the work of newcomer Will Dunn, and GI Joe‘s Channing Tatum is already attached to star. Admittedly, it doesn’t sound too unlike Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain, but something tells me that this movie will be more mainstream-friendly and less likely to confuse, confound and just plain irritate viewers. I mean, Channing Tatum, people.
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