Laelaps

A first look at Creation

The Telegraph has just released the trailer for the forthcoming film adaptation of the book Annie’s Box, which focuses on Charles Darwin’s personal struggle with science and religion. It is called Creation;

What do you think?

[Hat-tip to Michael Barton for sending this along.]

Comments

  1. #1 Carl Zimmer
    June 11, 2009

    Looks nice. But last night someone told me Annie’s ghost makes an appearance. Ugh!

  2. #2 pough
    June 11, 2009

    It’s hard not to want to see a thoughtful movie starring Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly. Add to it the fact that it’s about and intriguing real person like Darwin, and I can maybe ignore the cheesy attempt to cash in on controversy in the marketing. Hopefully, that will be less dominant a role in the movie and the more human story takes the lead.

  3. #3 Laelaps
    June 11, 2009

    Carl; I heard something about Annie’s ghost being involved, too. I hope they mean “ghost” in a figurative sense, but with Hollywood you never know, especially with the involvement of Mel Gibson’s Icon Productions. Just so long as there’s no deathbed recantation scene…

  4. #4 doug l
    June 11, 2009

    Very interesting indeed. Just checked over at the message board for the movie at IMDB which includes thread referring to the movie’s website and an interview with Paul Bettany in Nature…

    http://www.nature.com/nature/podcast/index-Bettany-2009-02-12.html

  5. #5 Mike Haubrich, FCD
    June 12, 2009

    I like that having played a fictitious predecessor of Darwin in Master and Commander; the Far Side of the World in the character of Maturin, Bettany is now more able to directly approach Darwin himself.

    I am looking forward to it.

  6. #6 HesterWednesday
    August 28, 2009

    Did you see this? http://www.tiff.net/livefromthefestival/mediagallery/1247/default.aspx A new clip from Creation on TIFF website showing a provocative conversation between Darwin and Huxley…