Exciting! - An "Old man's War" film now in the works!

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Hyperspace05, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Hyperspace05

    Hyperspace05 Commodore Commodore

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    This is (IMO) very exciting news... Paramount has purchased the movie rights for John Scalzi's epic Sci-Fi novel "Old Man's War". :bolian:
    Wolfgang Petersen (director), Scott Stuber (producer), and David Self (screenwriter) are attached to the project:
    http://www.deadline.com/2011/02/paramount-buys-old-mans-war-for-wolfgang-petersen-and-scott-stuber/

    For those who haven't read the book (you should!), here's a quote about it from the story I linked to:
    I'm a huge fan of this series of books, so I'm certainly looking forward to this. And they better do it justice!
     
  2. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks Truth is a Three Edged Sword Premium Member

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    I heard the news earlier today, however I never read the book. So I downloaded it to my iPad and just read the first two chapters. Not far enough in to give an assessment but I like it enough to continue. Will report back in when finished.
     
  3. Mistral

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    It's often cited as a new classic. It certainly was a fun read.
    Let's see if this gets off the ground.
    Took Hollywood long enough to find out about it....
     
  4. Kelso

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    I hope they can pull this off.
     
  5. diankra

    diankra Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    It's a superb book, and it is Hollywood friendly in that the central character is an old man adjusting to being in a young man's body (ie, nice cameo for the old man, plus a handsome youngster for the main plot).
    But... very political, and very much character -led. If those bits get lost in favour of only the space battles, it'll be one of those 'I prefer to remember the book' films.
     
  6. Hyperspace05

    Hyperspace05 Commodore Commodore

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    Some have explained the book(s) as "Starship Troopers meets Avatar"... And I think it is a pretty good and concise explanation. (It is of course more than that also)

    Scalzi is IMO one of the most interesting current SF authors.