Columbia Pictures has picked up the rights to Joshua Foer’s just released memoir Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything. So you have no excuse for missing my birthday ever again, DAD!!
You’ll more than likely not get the chance to see an Albert Einstein lookalike in a glittered glove in the film however. The story focuses on Foer’s experience as a science journalist covering the US Memory Championship and his decision to compete. Naturally, he goes on to win. The title is drawn from one of the mnemonic devices that Foer developed to strengthen his memory.
Pretty impressive. All of my mnemonic devices consist of racial slurs and swear words. I don’t get invited too many places. (Deadline)