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Ridley Scott's Forever War in 3-D

RidleyScott.jpgWe heard towards the end of last year, that Ridley Scott would make a film of The Forever War. Along with Brave New World, that's two science fiction films from the man who brought us Alien and Bladerunner.

Now he says that James Cameron's Avatar has inspired him to go 3-D with the film.

The Forever War will be based on the book of the same name. In it, a soldier goes into space to fight a war which only lasts a few months. After returning though, he finds he has actually been gone for over 20 years. And Earth has changed dramatically in that time.

We haven't heard much from Ridley Scott on the film, since it was announced in October. He has his Robin Hood film to make first. But he says James Cameron's pioneering work on Avatar has influenced how he will make the film.

I'm filming a book by Joe Haldeman called Forever War. I've got a good writer doing it. I've seen some of James Cameron's work, and I've got to go 3D. It's going to be phenomenal.

Scott was talking on /Film. Cameron's Avatar sounds like it is inventing a whole new way of filming, but not many people have seen the footage yet. From what Scott says we are in for something special. I've never been a fan of 3-D films, but it looks like they are coming, like it or not. And maybe this new breed of 3-D film will change my mind.

Are you a 3-D fan already? Or are you waiting for films like Avatar to swing you one way or the other?



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