Ridley Scott has been planning to bring the Joe Haldeman book, The Forever War to the big screen.The science fiction novel serves as an allegory for the Vietnam War. It seems that this is a few steps closer to reality as Joe recently let the writer’s identity drop:
Andrew, anybody can write a script for any book, especially THE FOREVER WAR,
but it might not be a productive use of one’s time. Scott has a script; last
I heard, it was the fourth rewrite. I’ve talked to the writer — he has good
credits, like “Unforgiven.”
Unforgiven was written by David Webb Peoples, who has also worked on films such as Leviathan, The Blood of Heroes, Fatal Sky, Twelve Monkeys and Soldier. Since Ridley Scott has been the director of the all time mega favourite Scifi Thriller Bladerunner, it seems that we may be in for a treat if this film does get made.
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