It's the first in what I'm sure is going to be a long line of Large Hadron Collider-themed movies to come. Screenwriters David Koepp and John Kamps (Ghost Town, Zathura) are excited about teaming up to work on a LHC story called The Superconducting Supercollider of Sparkle Creek, Wisconsin. Their plot sounds a lot more solid than my pitch about a little LHC who moves to the big city with big city dreams and learns a valuable lesson before shooting a black hole into the center of the Earth and killing us all.Kamps told Sci Fi wire that their plot plan for the LHC was actually picked up by Disney many moons ago:
I had this idea about a particle accelerator after I read about this one that they were going to put in Waxahachie, Texas. Did you remember that? It was during the Clinton administration, and they cut funding. But I wondered, 'What if they fired it up, and all of the laws of physics went crazy?' It was an idea that we didn't do anything with for about 10 years, and then David [Koepp] and I got together and wrote a script, and it was a great experience. We sold it to Disney, and eventually they didn't want to make it, but hopefully someday it will get made.
Which means by the time we're all done talking about it, the LHC will be popular again. But best of luck to you guys: Don't be afraid to tug our sciencey heart strings. [Sci Fi Wire]