First look at Ridley Scott's Forever War Movie

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Is this really the first piece of concept art from Ridley Scott's movie of Joe Haldeman's The Forever War?


This piece of concept art comes to us from long-time movie illustrator Steve Simmons who has done art for a ton of movies including the upcoming Timeless and the Neil Marshall produced horror flick The Ghosts of Slaughterford.

I've put in some inquiries to see if this is indeed the first legit piece of concept art for Ridley Scott's in-development adaptation of the "Forever War" novel. Here's a synopsis of the film:

An elite task force returns home after a brief interstellar military operation, but discovers that 20 years have past and the planet they once knew is completely different. Based on Joe Haldeman's 1974 novel "The Forever War". Based on Joe Haldeman's 1974 novel "The Forever War".


This post by Agent Orange originally appeared on Quiet Earth.

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I wonder when it's going to take place. The book started in like 2000, right? I know that was to allow the main character to have a connection to the present and the Vietnam War and stuff, but I have the feeling they're going to push it back to at least 2080 or something.