Illustration for article titled Ridley Scott brings back his Blade Runner scribe to adapt The Forever War

We know Ridley Scott's plate is full what with the Alien prequel movies, a Monopoly film, Huxley's Brave New World, and a Youtube flick. But his choice of writer just pushed his Forever War to the top of our list.


Joblo spoke with the Forever War author Joe Haldeman, who says Scott is bringing in Blade Runner and Twelve Monkeys scribe David Peoples to write the Forever War script. Sure, Peoples has been pretty inactive over the past few years, but he did have a good ear for the science fiction world, and a difficult-to-adapt novel like Forever War is going to need all the help it can get.

The book is set in the future and follows a soldier, Mandella, who is part of an elite fighting squad sent into space to do battle with Earth's new alien enemy, the Taurans. But for every year he's away that time doubles on Earth. So when the soldiers return after a three-year battle, decades have passed. Making it very difficult for the soldiers to adapt to their new home. And that's just the tip of the iceberg for this war epic.


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