Sir Michael Caine unwittingly predicted the 9/11 terror attacks in a novel he was writing prior to the events of September 2001, the actor has revealed.
“I had this plot where terrorists fly a plane into a London skyscraper,” he told Mark Lawson in BBC Radio 4’s Front Row on Wednesday.
“Then they did it in real life. I was stunned by that, so I stopped writing.”
The 77-year-old was speaking ahead of the publication of his autobiography, The Elephant to Hollywood.
The veteran actor revealed he still hoped to write a novel and hoped to do so prior to his 80th birthday in 2013.
The book, he said, would be “a thriller about terrorism – the sort of thing I read all the time”.
“It’ll be for guys,” continued the two-time Oscar recipient. “It won’t be a great literary effort.”