Warner Brothers hat sich die Rechte an der Verfilmung der Roman-Trilogie "The Forge of God" von Greg Bear gesichert... Der sog. Amboss-Zyklus besteht bislang aus den Romanen "The Forge of God" (dt. Titel: "Die Schmiede Gottes") und "Anvil of Stars" (dt. Titel: "Der Amboss der Sterne")... Teil 3 muss Bear erst noch schreiben...
Den ersten Drehbuchentwurf verfasste Ken Nolan (u.a. "Black Hawk Down")...
Ob und wann der erste Film in die Kinos kommen wird, steht noch in den Sternen... ;-)
Forge of God
Auf GregBear.com beantwortet der Autor die Fragen der Fans, u.a. wünscht er sich Vincent D'Onofrio für die Rolle des Vergil... Zum Stand der Dinge...
[...] FORGE is "in development" at Warner Bros. now--the others are still available. We're hoping for news on this front soon. [...]
Warner recently optioned Greg Bear’s "Forge of God" and "Anvil of Stars" novels, with Stephen Susco (The Grudge) attached to work on them at one stage.
I was over at Susco’s forum and noticed he’s offered an update on how those films are progressing.
"I originally pitched the books in 1999 -- I had a chance to work closely with Greg Bear, he's one hell of a guy. In fact, a few of the ideas I integrated into the ANVIL OF STARS section prompted him to tell me I'd given him some thoughts about where a sequel could go ---- man, that was one of the highlights of my career! Don't know the status of that, if he's working on a third book or anything...
"But anyway: the project got set up as a trilogy at Warner Brothers with another writer attached, and I was pretty heartbroken about that. But then many years later, they brought me back into the fold. I re-shaped the project from a trilogy to what I always originally felt it should be -- one three-hour film combining FORGE and ANVIL. I think we ended up with a pretty rockin' script at the end of the day -- -- and now the ball is in WB's court. They have a few other big sci-fi projects (ENDER'S GAME, LOGAN'S RUN, etc.), so there are surely some major internal machinations going on over there", says Susco.
For the uninitiated, "The Forge of God" tells of two different groups of aliens that arrive on Earth concurrently. "Anvil" is the sequel, which sees a group of group of human children volunteer to board a Ship of the Law created by the alien race that saved humanity.
Two of Bear’s other books, "Darwin’s Radiio" and "Darwin’s Children", about a disgraced paleontologist and a genetic engineer both come across evidence of cover-ups in which the government is clearly up to no good, have also been optioned. Michael DeLuca and Howard Braunstein will be bringing those to the screen.
SMGFAN sprach mit dem "The Grudge"-Drehbuchautor Stephen Susco, der derzeit am Drehbuch zu "The Forge of God" arbeitet...
AICN zitiert Amnell...
[...] The other interesting bit of news is that Forge of God by Greg Bear has been optioned and is in development with Warner Brothers and that Ron Howard was potentially attached . My husband is currently reading this book and I intend to pick it up as soon as he’s done. From what he describes, it’s a smarter, darker, more realistic version of Independence Day without the happy ending. Sounds interesting to me. The other interesting bit is that they are considering producing all 3 stories (Forge of God, Anvil of Stars, and a third novel I haven‘t yet identified). Sounds like it could be great if done well. [...]
[...] The deal is excellent, the "scripment" by Ken Nolan is extraordinary and very faithful to the novel, and Warner Bros.' enthusiasm and commitment to the project is exemplary. The deal was made at the behest of and with the total involvement of the highest management at Warner Bros., and was completed within one day of negotiation. Warner Bros. has expressed a desire to have all the elements in place to begin production as soon as possible. A director is not yet attached, but may be soon.
The goal of this project is ultimately to create a monumental, hard-sf motion picture trilogy, dealing with interstellar crime and punishment, completing the themes developed in The Forge of God (Tor 1987) and Anvil of Stars (Warner Books, 1992). [...]
Coming Soon! meldet ...
Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to The Forge of God, a Greg Bear novel to be adapted by Black Hawk Down scribe Ken Nolan, says Variety. The deal was made with the idea of creating a three-picture series, the second of which would be based on Bear's sequel novel, Anvil of Stars, and the third to be based on a final installment the author has yet to write. Nolan wrote a 70-page scriptment, which the deal was based on, and a director should be on board soon.
In Bear's novel, hostile aliens are encouraged to visit the Earth by the numerous signal probes sent over the years. Turns out that Earthlings would have been better off keeping their existence a secret, because these extraterrestrials are more Independence Day than E.T.. Apparanently the key that hooked the studio was Nolan's detailed take on a complicated invasion filled with an ensemble of characters bent on preventing it.
Forge of God
Offizielle, englischsprachige Infos über den Autor Greg Bear...
Forge of God
The Forge of God
474 Seiten (19. November 1998)
Anvil of Stars
(18. Februar 1993)
Die Schmiede Gottes
543 Seiten (1989)
Der Amboss der Sterne
637 Seiten (1996)
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Wenn überhaupt ;-)