Variety reports that Ridley Scott has obtained the rights to Joe Haldeman’s Forever War:
Fox 2000 has acquired rights to Joe Haldeman’s 1974 novel “The Forever War,” and Ridley Scott is planning to make it into his first science fiction film since he delivered back-to-back classics with “Blade Runner” and “Alien.”
Scott intended to follow those films with “The Forever War,” but rights complications delayed his plans for more than two decades.
Uncanny to recall we were speaking about Blade Runner just the other day.
[Thanks to Joel Zakem for the story.]