From the Entropy blog.
Let me tell you about the state I’m in right now. I’m sleepy, having been up since the ungodly hour of nine a.m., and suffering from an allergic reaction from something I cannot seem to determine. And now I get this. Really? Really, universe? Are you fracking kidding me?
Columbia won an auction late Thursday for screen rights to “Foundation,” Isaac Asimov’s ground-breaking sci-fi trilogy. The project will be developed as a directing vehicle for Roland Emmerich.
It’s so not fair. Stupid Lord of the Rings gets Peter Jackson and Foundation gets the director of “The Day After Tomorrow”. Yeah, you heard me right. Unfair. Especially since last I heard, LOTR got its ass handed to it when the Hugo award for Best All-Time Series was awarded to Foundation in 1966. Although his “I, Robot” seemed to miss the point of the stories it was based on, I did enjoy it, and I would’ve loved Alex Proyas to get another crack at adapting Asimov for the big screen. Alas, WB wouldn’t pony up enough to win the auction, so we’re stuck with Emmerich.
Not that I hated all his movies. I actually enjoyed “Independence Day”. But that’s the problem, isn’t it? The “Foundation” stories and novels are very intellectual, full of science-y stuff. It even has its own made-up science, psychohistory. It has a bunch of scientists trying to save the Galactic empire. You just cannot have this movie helmed by a director whose greatest skill is directing special effects.
Well, too late now.
Oh, sorry, Tolkienites. I don’t really think LOTR is stupid. I am a huge fan, truly. I’m just having a hissy fit. That is all.