Morgan Spurlock Options The Republican WarPosted by: Michael
Academy Award(R) nominated filmmaker and acclaimed television director/producer Morgan Spurlock has optioned the New York Times best selling book, "THE REPUBLICAN WAR ON SCIENCE," by author Chris
On a broad array of issues including stem cell research, climate change, missile defense, abstinence education and many others, Mooney shows how the extreme right wing position on these issues flies in the face of overwhelming scientific consensus. He argues that these positions are the ideals born of a conservative dislike of
Published by Basic Books, "THE REPUBLICAN WAR ON SCIENCE" became a New York Times bestseller this year and continues to create heated debate and controversy among readers, researchers, critics and politicians.
"There was a time when science was respected by politicians and government officials and when the information obtained through unbiased scientific exploration was used for the better of society," said Spurlock. "Today, all of that is being ignored, manipulated and/or used incorrectly to further political agendas. Now more than ever, we need the real answers to the big questions."
"I am excited that Morgan Spurlock is taking this project on," stated
Spurlock will begin developing "THE REPUBLICAN WAR ON SCIENCE" in 2006 through his New York based production company Warrior Poets. He was nominated for an Oscar(R) earlier this year for his broundbreaking feature documentary film, SUPER SIZE ME, and was the creator, director and subject of the acclaimed FX TV Series 30 DAYS which became FX's top rated unscripted series for 2005. Spurlock recently executive produced the film CLASS ACT, which details the elimination of arts programs in our nation's schools. The film is