Evolution is a 2001 American comic science fiction film directed by Ivan Reitman. It stars David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott, Julianne Moore, and Ted Levine. It was released by DreamWorks Pictures in the United States and by Columbia Pictures internationally. The plot of the film follows college professor Ira Kane (Duchovny) and geologist Harry Block (Jones), who investigate a meteorite crash in Arizona. They discover that the meteorite harbors extraterrestrial life, which is evolving very quickly into large, diverse and outlandish creatures.


Wayne Grey (Seann William Scott), a trainee firefighter in Arizona, practices fire rescue and resuscitation in a shack near Glen Canyon, where a meteor lands in a cavern.