Ridley Scott Lines Up The Forever War

March 27, 2009

The next sci-fi film director Ridley Scott plans to shoot is a project called The Forever War and, after seeing some of James Cameron's Avatar in 3-D, the director has said, "I've seen some of James Cameron's work, and I've got to go 3-D. It's going to be phenomenal."

The film is an adaptation of a book written by Joe Haldeman:

The Forever War, first published in 1974, is about a soldier who battles an enemy in deep space for only a few months, only to return home to a planet he doesn't recognize some 20 years later.

Sounds like good, solid sci-fi stuff. It has an Alien feel to it, minus the alien. Of course, we don't have many details about the project at this point so it's hard to say what exactly this film will entail without, you know, actually reading the book.

Are too many projects going 3-D before we know just how successful the new digital 3-D is going to be? Will there be a very high demand for movies that cost $15 or so a ticket? James Cameron's Avatar certainly has raised expectations. Now whether or not it will deliver (and be worth a decade's worth of work) remains to be seen.

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