Jonathan Hales b. 1937
Mr. Hales' best known work is the screenplay for Attack of the Clones.
Did he write anything good?
Hypothetical question asker, that is a rude question. He also wrote The Scorpion King.
Well, they can't all be gems.
Many happy returns to Mr. Hales all the same.
Prediction: 10 May, 1998: An amateur astronomer (Elijah Wood) discovers a new comet
Predictor: Deep Impact, released 8 May, 1998
Reality: I don't want to give away too much of the plot, but if you look at the poster and think for a second about the title, you already know this is one of those "large rock hits local planet, film at eleven" kind of movies. This exact date usage is what I call Apocalypse Soon, not so much a prediction as a plot device in a movie to tell the audience "bad stuff is gonna happen and it's gonna start, oh, a couple days from now". In this movie, the comet is discovered about a year before the professional astronomers figure out it's on a collision course with earth.
Oops, I should have written "spoiler alert" there, shouldn't I?
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Another plot point from Jack London's The Iron Heel, his dystopian novel from 1908.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!