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Wolfgang Petersen to Direct "Old Man's War" Sci-Fi Film

Posted: February 23rd, 2011 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Wolfgang Petersen to Direct "Old ManSubmit Comment
Wolfgang Petersen (Troy, The Perfect Storm) is in talks to direct Paramount Pictures' big screen adaptation of John Scalzi's "Old Man's War" novel series. David Self (The Wolfman, Road to Perdition) is on board to write the script.

Plot: The hero is a 75-year old man who, having lost the love of his life, is amenable to trading his old carcass for a younger, genetically enhanced body so that he can combine the experience of age with the strength of youth and join an outer space military coalition sent to protect human colonies in outer space.

Inductees agree to leave their past lives on earth behind, and are promised land on distant human colonies if they live. Injured in battle, he's rescued by a special-forces officer who seems to be a younger version of his wife. She doesn't recognize him, but he's so convinced he has another chance with her that he abandons his unit and risks everything to be with her.

Source: Deadline


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redbluedevil writes:
on February 23rd, 2011 at 7:40:24 PM

This definitely sounds interesting. Let's see who they cast...
Man in Black writes:
on February 23rd, 2011 at 8:03:30 PM

Sounds good , now give us Enders Game while your at it .
coolguy writes:
on February 23rd, 2011 at 8:34:04 PM

@ Man in Black

i completely agree, ender's game would make a kick ass movie
The Skippy Spartan writes:
on February 23rd, 2011 at 9:14:38 PM

Clint Eastwood as the old man!
Rambo writes:
on February 24th, 2011 at 12:55:04 AM

Justin Bieber as the old man?
House of Payne writes:
on February 24th, 2011 at 7:27:36 PM

Can't wait to see this, as long as they stay true to the story. This book is actually the first of four. Read the first three and LOVED them. I recommend reading it. Please do the book justice, Peterson!!

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