Realizing that he’s finally picked a fight with a white guy that he can’t win in the court of public opinion, despite having cleverly used racism as bait once again, Spike Lee is now desperately seeking a way to travel back in time to shut his own trap. No, wait, my bad. Spike Lee is actually planning on making a movie about time travel. Shorty has bought up the personal memoir of scientist Ronald Mallett called, “Time Traveler: A Scientist’s Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality”, which chronicles Mallett’s rise from a poor kid to his obsession with creating a working time machine so that he could return to his childhood and, possibly, save his father’s life, who died when Mallett was 10.
I actually know about Mallett, which is shocking even to me. He was featured on a recent History Channel special on time travel. As far as I can tell, he never really got his time machine to work, at least beyond a few seconds or so. Then again, Mallett could have already gone back in time and convince Spike Lee to buy his book when Spike was but a little boy. Ooooh, I got goosebumps just thinking about that.
Variety fills us in:
Lee called “Time Traveler” a “fantastic story on many levels (and) also a father and son saga of loss and love.”
The filmmaker has been intrigued by the subject and flirted with the 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. Lee is no longer involved in that project.
Wow, Spike Lee is obsessed with another subject other than making a buck off racism. I didn’t think the little guy had it in him!