The documentary film No Impact Man is coming to theaters this September 11th — but as we mentioned last week, a dramatic movie based on a book of the same name is also in the works. The plot line, as described on the site, goes something like this: “A guilty liberal finally snaps, swears off plastic, goes organic, becomes a bicycle nut, turns off his power, and generally becomes a tree-hugging lunatic who tries to save the polar bears and the rest of the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his baby daughter and Prada-wearing, Four Seasons–loving wife along for the ride.”
Anyways, we recently talked with Colin Beaven, the No Impact Man himself, and he confirmed that Sony/Columbia had picked up the rights to the book “on behalf of producer Tod Black (Seven Pounds, SpiderMan 4), who produced all the films that had Will Smith in recently.” So that’s where the Smith reference by the LA Times can into play — even though nobody knows if he will really be attached to the film.
Currently, IMDB is listing the release date for 2012. As soon as we learn more about attached talent, we’ll let you know!