Legendary to Tackle Doc on Math and Science

Thomas Tull Headshot - P 2014
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Thomas Tull Headshot - P 2014

The company behind the 'Dark Knight' trilogy and 'Man of Steel' is hoping to inspire a new generation of American youth to become passionate about the two disciplines.

Unlike most Legendary Pictures films, this one won't require big-budget special effects.

The company behind the Dark Knight trilogy and Man of Steel is producing a new feature-length documentary in association with Konwiser Brothers Entertainment in an effort to inspire a new generation of American youth to become passionate about math and science.

The untitled film will showcase how these two disciplines impact all areas of our lives, including sports, pop-culture, academia, government, healthcare, technology and entertainment. Kip and Kern Konwiser will write and direct the project as well as produce alongside Legendary's chairman and CEO Thomas Tull.

The film is aiming to be a catalyst to start a national dialog about math and science and what America needs to regain its place as a world leader in these categories. Currently the United States ranks a dismal 30th out of 65 developed nations in math, and 23rd in science.

Tull, who sits on the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Mellon University, got involved in the project because he is passionate about ending the shortage of America’s math and science talent.

"We are honored to be a part of Legendary's commitment to this critical issue and to tell the stories of inspired people who are changing our lives and our world through their mastery of math, science and technology," the Konwisers said.