The York Daily Record reported this morning that Paramount Pictures has hired Ron Nyswaner to author a screenplay for a movie production on the Kitzmiller v. Dover trial that took place in Pennsylvania last year. The movie will be produced by Lynda Obst of Obst Productions in Hollywood. The two had followed the Dover trial independently before eventually meeting.
The question that will probably be raised is whether this film will become a modern-day version of "Inherit the Wind"--the highly glamorized and historically inaccurate film about the Scopes Monkey Trial. (It is interesting to note that Judge Jones told a reporter during the Dover trial that he was going to watch "Inherit the Wind" for historical context, completely disregarding that the film is regarded as propaganda by most historians--even evolutionists). If Nyswaner is true to his word, then this film should not be Inherit the Wind II. Nyswaner told reporters that he will use transcripts, interviews, and news coverage as background for the script.
It will be interesting to see how accurate Nyswaner and Obst get their film to be.