New Zealand actor and Jurassic Park star Sam Neill usually tweets about the animals on his farm, which he names after his costars. But today, the great man took a break from informing his followers that his cow Rhys Darby had calved again to make a comment about the photo of a black hole and its shadow — the first ever taken of the astral phenomenon — that’s currently doing the rounds on the internet and was taken using the Event Horizon telescope.
Neill’s comment: “Been there, done it.” He added the hashtags “#EventHorizon” and “#BlackHole.”
The actor was referencing the deliciously unpleasant 1997 horror movie Event Horizon. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and set in 2047, the film stars Neill as Dr. William Weir, the inventor of a “gravity drive” that allows spaceships to swiftly travel vast distances through an artificial black hole. When the titular spaceship returns years after using the drive, Neill goes to investigate in the company of characters played by Laurence Fishburne, Joel Richardson, and Jason Isaacs, among others. To say that all hell breaks loose upon their arrival onboard the Event Horizon is accurate — for a couple of reasons.
Watch the trailer for Event Horizon above.