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Roland Emmerich‚ÄĒlate of Independence Day: Resurgence‚ÄĒhas a number of potential projects in the works. There‚Äôs Moonfall, which is, yes, about the moon falling, and even potentially a third Independence Day, if anyone decides that‚Äôs a good idea. But, according to Deadline, there‚Äôs another vehicle Emmerich is eyeing: An adaptation of Blake Crouch‚Äôs Dark Matter. Emmerich is reportedly in ‚Äúearly talks‚ÄĚ with Sony Pictures about translating the sci-fi novel to the big screen.

Crouch crafted a story that follows a physics professor who finds himself in an alternate world where he‚Äôs a great success. In The A.V. Club‚Äôs review of the book, we wrote: ‚ÄúPart of the uncanny beauty of Dark Matter is how it manages to make discussions about quantum mechanics sound romantic. And that tender element of Blake Crouch‚Äôs latest speculative adventure yarn is also its appeal.‚ÄĚ Crouch‚Äės work has previously found homes on the small screen: Both Good Behavior and Wayward Pines are based on his texts.

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