casMichael Crichton, don’t read this! Paramount’s Specialty Division has picked up the Al Gore global warming film, An Inconvenient Truth. The film got a standing O from an audience of liberals and commies at Sundance, all of whom are far too willing to swallow the anti-business line that somehow pollution is bad. What rubes!

An Inconvenient Truth mixes the story of Al Gore’s life and activism with facts about global warming, and will come out at the same time as Gore’s next book (with the same title), the thrilling sequel to World in the Balance. I guess this will be the lefty version of the Left Behind books, only with a little bit less anti-Semitism.

"This movie is a visually mesmerizing and shocking look at the serious and dire state of our planet," said Paramount Specialty Division President John Lesher. "We are very proud to help Al Gore expose the urgency of global warming to the widest possible audience."

"I decided to take part in this documentary because the filmmakers convinced me that it was the best way to get the word out to as large an audience as possible, and to convince more people to look at the truth of our circumstances. We are recklessly, mindlessly destroying the Earth. As Lincoln said, ‘We must disenthrall ourselves. And then we will save our country.’ And our planet," said Gore at the behest of his puppet masters in the new Secret Underground Kremlin. He then said that his next documentary would put an end to this Christmas business once and for all.

"Al Gore strips his presentations of politics, laying out the facts for the audience to draw their own conclusions in a charming, funny and engaging style, and by the end has everyone on the edge of their seats, gripped by his haunting message," said Director Davis Guggenheim. The edge of their seats? Everyone knows the outcome – impartial scientists hired by the petrochemical industry disprove the whole global warming mishigoss and all pollution worries are taken care of by the benevolent Invisible Hand of the free market, which may in fact be attached to Xenu.

Participant Films is one of the producers of An Inconvenient Truth, and all poorly cribbed from The Colbert Report irony aside, I love these guys. They also produced and Syriana, North CountryGood Night, and Good Luck, all films with important social messages. It’s exciting to see people in Hollywood dedicated to something a little bit more important than the almighty dollar.