AceShowbiz - Carl Sagan, whose novel inspired Robert Zemeckis' "Contact", is getting his own biopic. Warner Bros. is developing an untitled drama about the late astrophysicist, written by "Deadfall" scribe Zach Dean.
Sagan's widow Ann Druyan is producing the movie alongside Lynda Obst. The latter is known as the producer of Christopher Nolan's last year's box office hit "Interstellar", and "Contact". The producing duo had previously worked together in the 1997 movie starring Jodie Foster.
Writing over 600 scientific papers, Sagan is best known for his contributions to the scientific research of extraterrestrial life. He assembled universal messages that could potentially be understood by any extraterrestrial intelligence that might find them in the Pioneer plaque and the Voyager Golden Record.
Sagan was also the host of TV series "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage". He frequently appeared on TV shows such as "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson". Druyan was an author and Emmy-winning writer of the recent series "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey".