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Ridley Scott acquires rights to The Forever War

by on Oct.13, 2008, under Movies

Sir Ridley Scott, who has not directed an SF film since 1982’s Blade Runner (and prior to that 1979’s Alien) has acquired the rights to Joe Haldeman’s 1974 novel, The Forever War. Scott originally wanted to make the movie after Blade Runner, but the rights had already been acquired by Richard Edlund (visual effects guy for the original Star Wars trilogy and won an Oscar for Raiders Of The Lost Ark), who still held them until selling them to Scott. Scott still has a busy queue in front of him, so it remains to be seen if this makes it off the shelf.

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