Well, looks like it’s time again to crack open ol’ grandpa’s coffin and tell him some great news from the present day. This time around, you get to reveal to that skeleton that his favorite childhood comic strip, Buck Rogers, has just sold its soul to the devil. Woo-hoo! In what scientists are describing as “asinine-squared”, the big screen relaunching of the classic fighter pilot has just announced that it will now be presented in stunning and distracting 3D. First reported by Robopanda back in December, at one point Frank Miller (Sin City, 300, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) was attached to direct the project, but then producers had a change of heart. Oh, but don’t you worry too much, luckily Buck Rogers’ integrity has now landed in the able hands of director Paul W.S. Anderson. You know, the guy who made the amazingly awesome
Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil, AVP: Alien vs. Predator Event Horizon. Well, I guess you can’t win ‘em all.
Paul WS Anderson has locked a deal to direct a new version of the classic tale of a fighter pilot who quickly acclimates to the future and puts his skills to use defending the planet against invaders. The character launched in the 1920s and has been the subject of comic books, radio and movie serials, and two TV series, the latter of which ran on NBC and starred Gil Gerard.
Iron Man scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway will write the screenplay. [source]
Fingers crossed, hopefully on this one Anderson can roll the magic dice and turn out something that doesn’t stink of leftover Indian food (my roommates love that sh-t). 3D, 2D, no-D or double-D, I don’t really care how I get my Buck Rogers, just so long as he’s still dropping “X” and pimping hard at the future discotheques.
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