When it comes to projects from writer/director David S. Goyer, there isn’t always a lot of plot information leaked out before the trailers start dropping. The Man of Steel screenwriter’s next potential directorial effort is an adaptation of Patrick Lee’s end-of-days thriller The Breach, and even though it’s only in the early stages of development, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers) has already let loose a few details to put the story into perspective.
Speaking with Collider, di Bonaventura shared a synopsis that goes much deeper than the original logline. After explaining that they’re currently budgeting the film and talking about casting, di Bonaventura offers up a lengthy take on the material, in which the Large Hadron Collider plays a major role:
The Breach is essentially a story about what happens when the supercollider goes wrong. We’ve always heard that a black hole could open up. Something actually that no one’s ever hypothesized, but a variation on it, occurs which creates a life-threatening situation for the entire world.
The plot centers on a corrupt ex-cop trying to find the straight and narrow, and who stumbles upon a crashed plane in Alaska with some pretty important passengers on board. The plot involves secret groups, alien technology, and black holes, apparently. But it’s not all high-concept magic.
“There’s a very emotional story,” he said, “a very heartfelt character study at the middle of it, which is great.” Di Bonaventura goes on to say the main character must rely on his instincts when pit against a situation that is far beyond his intelligence and skill set. If only we could be flies on the wall of those casting conversations, to picture just who might be taking the lead on this thing. Check out the entire interview below.
While Goyer is used to scripting big stories like this, with the Dark Knight trilogy and the currently filming Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice on his resume, he isn’t known for his competent directing skills. His last two films, The Invisible and The Unborn were completely skippable, but I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt if this story is as strong as the impact of colliding particles.