Friday, February 25, 2011

Old Man's War Movie

Well this should be pretty damned cool!

EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures has acquired screen rights to the John Scalzi novel series Old Man’s War, with Wolfgang Petersen attached to direct and David Self adapting the tale into a large-scale science fiction project. Scott Stuber will produce through his Stuber Pictures banner, with Petersen also producing. The hero is a 75-year old man who, having lost the love of his life, is amenable to trading his old carcass for a younger, genetically enhanced body so that he can combine the experience of age with the strength of youth and join an outer space military coalition sent to protect human colonies in outer space. Inductees agree to leave their past lives on earth behind, and are promised land on distant human colonies if they live. Injured in battle, he’s rescued by a special-forces officer who seems to be a younger version of his wife. She doesn’t recognize him, but he’s so convinced he has another chance with her that he abandons his unit and risks everything to be with her. Kim Miller will be exec producer and Alexa Faigen is associate producer. Scalzi is a two-time Hugo Award winner who was most recently creative consultant on the TV series Stargate: Universe. Old Man’s War is the first title in a bestselling series that spans four books.

7 comments:

Bob Lock said...

Excellent series of books, should make for great viewing (if done right)

Mark said...

I love this series, and the audio version is just awesome, so can't wait to see what happens with a movie :)

Jono said...

Great... if they actually make it in my lifetime... I just wish they would hold off announcing this sort of thing until the project is well under way. See Bug for a way round this.

Neal Asher said...

Much more being said about this over at John Scalzi's blog:
http://whatever.scalzi.com/

Jebel Krong said...

we need more large-scale science fiction films being made, might as well start here...

vaudeviewgalor raandisisraisins said...

wondering if in the meetings over this some ding dong says "i bet since blue people go over big, we can make a go with some green ones!! buy the rights!"

Nuno said...

Had never heard about that author, so searched your blog and found your 2007 post about OMW. That and these comments put it definitely on my reading queue.