Monday, October 13, 2008

Sir Ridley Supports "The Forever War"...

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Director Ridley "Blade Runner" Scott will helm science fiction feature "The Forever War", adapting author Joe Haldeman’s 1974 novel.

The film will be produced by Scott Free, with Vince Gerardis and Ralph Vicinanza executive producing for Created By.

"I first pursued ‘Forever War’ 25 years ago, and the book has only grown more timely and relevant since," Scott said.

"It’s a science-fiction epic, a bit of ‘The Odyssey’ by way of ‘Blade Runner,’ built upon a brilliant, disorienting premise."

"The Forever War" won a Nebula Award in 1975 and Hugo in 1976.

The story of an interstellar conflict between humanity and the 'Tauran' species, deals with the inhumanity of war and the results of 'time dilation' space travel, causing a space soldier to return to his home after a few months duty, only to realize that 20 years have gone by.

The book's sequels, "Forever Free", "Forever Peace" and the novella "A Separate War" comprise 'The Forever War' series, spinning off a comic book and board game...