Movies: Ridley Scott to Direct The Forever War
Fox 2000 has acquired rights to the 1974 novel The Forever War by Joe Haldeman, and “Ridley Scott is planning to make it into his first science fiction film since he delivered back-to-back classics with Blade Runner and Alien,” Variety reported. “Scott intended to follow those films with The Forever War, but rights complications delayed his plans for more than two decades.”
“I first pursued Forever War 25 years ago, and the book has only grown more timely and relevant since,” said Scott. “It’s a science-fiction epic, a bit of The Odyssey by way of Blade Runner, built upon a brilliant, disorienting premise.”
This book is brilliant. It’s been one of my favorites since I was a teenager. And this movie by Ridley Scott will be stunning.