Thursday, February 24, 2011

Emmerich working on Asimov's Foundation movie

THis news is actually from 14 Feb, 2011, and comes from a site called WorstPreviews.com

http://www.worstpreviews.com/headline.php?id=20666&count=0
Roland Emmerich on "Independence Day 2" and Isaac Asimov's "Foundation"
Posted: February 14th, 2011 by WorstPreviews.com Staff

Director Roland Emmerich has been planning two more "Independence Day" sequels, but has now revealed to Empire magazine that the sequels won't happen any time soon.

"'Independence Day 2' is nowhere," he said. "It's back and forth, back and forth. There's no script because I don't want to write anything before anything starts. One day it will happen."

Emmerich is instead focusing on bringing Isaac Asimov's "Foundation" to the big screen. "We've hired a production designer and it's mainly now to find out what the movie will cost," he explained. "It'll take us until the end of March, then we'll decide. The studio is happy with the script (by 'The Patriot' writer Robert Rodat), but now's the time that the numbers count. I want to make a movie that's very different from other science-fiction movies and I don't want to have the burden of too big a budget."

"Foundation" is a complex saga about humans who are scattered on planets throughout the galaxy, living under the rule of the Galactic Empire. A psycho-historian who can scientifically read the future sees an imminent empire collapse, and sets to work preparing to save the knowledge of mankind.

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