Monday, October 13, 2008

Ridley Scott Planning Even More Sci-Fi Goodness

It was only Friday when we reported that Scott was planning on adapting Brave New World. Now comes news that Ridley Scott will direct an adaptation of Joe Haldeman’s 1974 novel The Forever War.

The Forever War focuses on a soldier who fights an alien foe in outer space for several months and returns home to find 20 years have passed on Earth.

Scott told Variety: "I first pursued Forever War 25 years ago, and the book has only grown more timely and relevant since. It's a science-fiction epic, a bit of The Odyssey by way of Blade Runner, built upon a brilliant, disorienting premise."

Scott has spent two decades trying to secure the movie rights from special effects guru Richard Edlund, who picked up the option for the story after publication and intended to make it his directorial debut.