This is pretty interesting. Spike lee is set to co-write and direct a movie called 'Time Traveler'. Time Traveler is based on the memoir by Roland Mallett who happens to be one of Americas first African-Americans to earn a Ph.D in Theoretical physics. So what's the big deal about this guy? The guy worked on building a Time Machine! Variety says:
Mallett, who wrote the book with Bruce Henderson, recounts his rise from poverty to a distinguished academic and scientific career, and it lays out the technical specs for what Mallett envisions as a workable time machine. Developing a time machine became an obsession for Mallett from the age of 10 after his father's death. His goal was to travel back in time to save his father.
Lee called "Time Traveler" a "fantastic story on many levels (and) also a father and son saga of loss and love."
Lee acquired "Time Traveler: A Scientist's Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality" with his own money and has set up the project through his Forty Acres & A Mule Filmworks banner.
Thats pretty cool. His whole life dedicated to build a Time Machine and save his father. True Story! I like movies like this.