Warner Bros. has outbid Sony for the rights to Joe Haldeman’s The Forever War reports Deadline.com. Richard Edlund, who had the rights for 27 years, moved on after the project had been in development for seven years at Fox with Ridley Scott.
The project shifted over in the past month to [Channing] Tatum’s Free Association production company and Roy Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment. They will produce along with Edlund and Louis Tedesco who brought the project to Lee on behalf of Edlund. Lee teamed up with Film 360 to produce the project.
Jon Spaihts will write the script based on Haldeman’s book, a 1976 Hugo and Nebula winner.