Thursday, January 29, 2009

Blade Runner 2, Brave New World, Forever War – coming to a cinema near you… umm.. soon…

In case you missed it, Slashdot had coverage of the fact that a Blade Runner sequel may be in the works, as would a film based on Brave New World (by Aldous Huxley), and Forever War (by Joe Haldeman).

Brave New World didn’t really do much for me, but Forever War, if properly done, could be the serious sci-fi movie people have been waiting for – they seem a bit thin on the ground these days.  More importantly, all this is supposedly to be directed by Ridley Scott (director of Blade Runner, Alien, Gladiator and Black Hawk Down among others).  Apparently he’s secured the rights to Forever War, and is now looking for a script.

Read all about it: http://entertainment.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09%2F01%2F28%2F1355238&from=rss

2 comments:

Kos said...

Forever War would be a good movie, especially all the free-fall "tactical paintball" scenes...

Ilya said...

It's been a while since I read it - I can't quite recall the scenes you mention - time for a re-read I think.

Actually, I still haven't read the second book "Forever Peace" - it's supposed to be more of a prequel. Haven't found it through my usual sources.