The war to get The Forever War made has lasted for, well, forever. Ridley Scott was previously attached to direct the adaptation of Joe Haldeman’s 1974 sci-fi novel, but unfortunately had to move on as the project became trapped in development limbo. The Forever War has finally escaped that limbo, and with Channing Tatum attached to star, studios are now involved in a bidding war over the film.
It's only been 18 years since Vincenzo Natali made his feature directing debut with the sci-fi thriller Cube, which isn't a film that immediately shouts "remake," but here we are. In one of the more curious recent remake developments, Lionsgate is planning a redo of the film with Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts and directing newcomer Saman Kesh.
As Marvel has set 'Deliver Us From Evil' helmer Scott Derrickson as the director of 'Doctor Strange,' they're now figuring out who will write the script that will be used when shooting commences. The leading candidate is 'Prometheus' screenwriter Jon Spaihts.
Here's hoping writer Jon Spaihts has better luck this time around -- the 'Prometheus' scribe has been hired to pen the script for Disney's upcoming remake of 'The Black Hole.'