The movie adaptation of Joe Haldeman’s Forever War has been in development purgatory for forever. But now there’s a full-on bidding war for a Forever War project in Hollywood, and surprise, it’s starring Channing Tatum.
In the next four years, Ridley Scott's looking to make Prometheus 2, Forever War, Exodus, and Blade Runner 2. There's also a complete cast for the BBC's Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. Plus, Summer Glau previews her character on Arrow. Spoilers now!
Humans are capable of immense greatness and largeness of spirit — but we can also be total horrible bastards, sometimes. And science fiction is full of stories where we terrorize and mistreat innocent creatures. Here are the 10 best stories where humans are the villains.
Over at the Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates writes about having just read Joe Haldeman's The Forever War, which he now considers one of his top ten novels of all time. In singing the praises of Haldeman's classic war novel, Coates also advances an idea that the best works in any genre are ones that transcend that genre, or…
Ridley Scott is still working on The Forever War. And Safety Not Guaranteed's Colin Trevorrow has set his sights on a science fiction property that's almost as well-regarded. Kellan Lutz is making one seriously bonkers film as his Twilight follow-up.
War changes everything. War is an apocalypse and a technological revolution and a life-changing adventure, all rolled into one. So it's not surprising that many of science fiction's most indelible stories are about warfare.
Communication with aliens is going to be a tricky business — and it could easily turn violent. When we meet extraterrestrial intelligences, we'll have to be careful not to jump to conclusions. Luckily, science fiction is full of examples of miscommunication between humans and aliens, which we can learn from.
For every movie that makes it to your local cineplex, there are dozens that never come into existence. In another universe, Mel Gibson directed Fahrenheit 451, Terry Gilliam directed Watchmen, and Batman fought Godzilla. The history of movies is crammed full of weird almost-weres and could-have-beens. A lot of people…
We know Ridley Scott's plate is full what with the Alien prequel movies, a Monopoly film, Huxley's Brave New World, and a Youtube flick. But his choice of writer just pushed his Forever War to the top of our list.
So it appears that Ridley Scott is intent on getting his hands on all the greatest science fiction novels and turning them into blockbusters, which sounds fine to me. Last week, we reported Scott was determined to bring the complex novel Brave New World to the big screen. Now the trades are reporting that Scott is…