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Old October 13 2008, 05:37 PM   #1
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Ridley Scott directing Forever War

Ridley Scott directing Forever War.

Hope he does Forever Peace as the sequel, even though the stories are not strongly connected...

Either novel would lend itself to a TV series pretty easily.
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Old October 13 2008, 05:47 PM   #2
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Temis the Menace wrote: View Post
Ridley Scott directing Forever War.

Hope he does Forever Peace as the sequel, even though the stories are not strongly connected...

Either novel would lend itself to a TV series pretty easily.
This is really great news! The Forever War is my favorite novel, and I think Scott has the pedigree to make a decent adaptation and a strong film that focuses on the right things.

Forever Peace might make a good bookend, but the stories aren't connected at all. A thematic sequel, though not a story sequel.
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Old October 13 2008, 05:49 PM   #3
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So he's doing this and Brave New World ?
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Old October 13 2008, 06:21 PM   #4
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Fingers crossed.
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Old October 13 2008, 07:03 PM   #5
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In the hands of a lesser director, this would be worrying news -theres too much that could be done badly (or offensively). This one could be more interesting to see the level of studio interference and story rewriting that occurs than the actual finished result. If it wasn't someone like Ridley Scott, I imagine the themes would go out the window for war scenes.
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Old October 13 2008, 07:09 PM   #6
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Do you guys think it will be like starship troopers?
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Old October 13 2008, 07:10 PM   #7
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Bolio is pleased. Great book + great director often means a great movie. I can't wait to see what he does with this.

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Do you guys think it will be like starship troopers?
If it is, I'm holding you personally responsible.
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Old October 13 2008, 07:16 PM   #8
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Ridley Scott != Paul Verhoeven.
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Old October 13 2008, 07:50 PM   #9
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Sounds interesting.
I'll have pick up the novel, it sounds like a good read.
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Old October 13 2008, 08:09 PM   #10
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I wonder if the director realizes just how much homosexuality there is in this book? I'll be there opening day.
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Old October 13 2008, 09:45 PM   #11
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This is some of the best news I've heard all day! If Scott can do the book any justice in this movie, then I'll be a happy man.
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Old October 13 2008, 09:53 PM   #12
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I read an article a while back I remember Clancy Brown wanted to be in the inevitable Forever War Movie.....

I hope to more focus more on the war and combat as opposed to the drama side of comeback to earth several hundred years after you left...
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Old October 13 2008, 11:00 PM   #13
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This is awesome. I'm glad to see serious Sci-fi making a comeback. I really need to reread the book. I've forgotten a lot.

Focusing on the war instead of the effects of war on the protagonist would be completely against the point in my opinion. (This is a weird expression when typed.)
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Old October 13 2008, 11:14 PM   #14
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Hermiod wrote: View Post
So he's doing this and Brave New World ?
I'm wondering about this. It would be terrific if this is in fact the case. I've always thought it was a shame he stayed away from the genre for so long even though he'd influenced it so much. I'm really looking forward to these films.
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Old October 13 2008, 11:57 PM   #15
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Huh. So I guess this is the film he was talking about back when he said he was working on a sci-fi project. Interesting; another book I'll have to read sometime soon.
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