Sunday, November 30, 2008

Space Opera?

Will Asimov’s Foundation saga be Lord of the Rings in space? - SFFMedia: "New Line founders Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne are developing an adaptation of Isaac Asimov's 1951 novel Foundation, the first in Asimov’s classic space opera saga. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Shaye said, “our idea is to renew the worldwide audience’s appetite for the story” but he added that it is a complex novel, 'this is not a script you can knock out in six months.' Shaye and Lynne plan to adapt the first book, but if the first Foundation movie is successful, aim to create an entire new Foundation movie trilogy just as New Line did with Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings."
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Recently we told you about the upcoming adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation saga. Perhaps realising the cinematic potential of Asimov’s work, or just getting in on the act, New Regency recently acquired the rights to The End of Eternity, a time travel novel first published in 1955.

The End of Eternity tells the story of a ruling class, the Eternals,  who can manipulate time and alter history to prevent disasters or remove people they believe will challenge the status quo. One of the time travellers breaks a cardinal rule by falling in love with a woman from another time period.


Victor Gischler said...

I'm just getting back into Space Opera, but I prefer Emerson LaSalle's Atomic Bob trilogy: Pangalactic Death Hunt, Hookerbots from the Outlaw Nebula and The Atomic Flyswatter.


Unknown said...

Yeah! Now that's space opera.

Cap'n Bob said...

I'm sure Foundation will be as true to the source as I, Robot was.