Producers Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) and Gene Kirkwood (Rocky) are looking to turn the life of Sir Isaac Newton into an action film for the new studio BiteSize Entertainment, which was unveiled during the Cannes Film Festival this year. Though known primarily through his work describing universal gravitation and the three laws of motion (and apocryphally as the man who had an apple fall on his head that lead to these discoveries), what is less known about Sir Isaac Newton is his time spent both as chief detective and head of the British Mint, a position the famous scientist held for the last 30 years of his life.
It is this latter period that Cohen is looking to base his original screenplay on. The movie will be paired with a graphic novel detailing Newton’s life, which will also be overseen by Cohen to help booster the film’s profile. For more on the little-known eccentricities of Sir Isaac (such as his pirate-like personal coat of arms) as well as the future of BiteSize films, hit the jump.