Spike Lee will co-write and direct a feature film based on Ronald Mallett’s memoir “Time Traveler” for his Forty Acres & A Mule Filmworks company reports Variety.
Mallett, who wrote the book with Bruce Henderson, recounts the life of one of the nation’s first African-Americans to earn a Ph.D in theoretical physics.
The book charts 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 was previously attached to the similarly-themed Fox drama “Selling Time” about a man who sells a part of his life expectancy for the chance to go back and relive the worst day of his life.