Wednesday, 27 November 2013

FOUNDATION movie becomes a TV series

Roland Emmerich's Foundation project has moved from the big screen to television, with the director confirming that his next film will instead be the unasked-for Independence Day sequel.

According to Emmerich:
"We're trying to do it as a big mini-series, but even there you would have to change the story itself and set it in a time when the galaxy has fallen apart - and then you're pretty much making a TV show with all these characters and playing all the scenes out. You can [do that] and we'll see what happens. We tried so hard [to make it into a movie], honestly, because it's one of my most favourite books. I just love it."

Here's a thought. If you love the book so much, why not just do an adaptation rather than arse around with it? If anything, the episodic structure of the books (the first three 'novels' in the series are actually linked collections of short stories and novellas) would map onto a TV series very well.

This is still early in development, with no writer or studio yet attached.


David said...

"change the story itself and set it in a time when the galaxy has fallen apart"???

The whole gist of the novel is about predicting that the galactic empire will fall apart and how, in the far future, to put it back together. It doesn't work if the empire has already crumbled!

Paul Creamer said...

They have said various books could never be movies..

They did at one time say that lord of the rings couldnt be done..

yet it was.

they said dune couldnt be done though I would agree it was badly done.