Jon Spaihts Offers Update On The Forever War Adaptation
While Warner Bros. picked up the rights to the Joe Haldeman novel a year ago, not much has been shared about the project aside from the fact that Channing Tatum has been tapped to star. As Spaihts reveals in an interview with Comingsoon.net, however, the studio has not abandoned the science fiction production:
“I’m working on it every day right now,” he tells us. “It was delayed a little bit, unfortunately, by the incredible time commitment that ‘Passengers’ became. That’s the way in which I was bitten by the depth of my involvement in the production and post-production of ‘Passengers,’ but ‘The Forever War’ is easily in my top five favorite sci-fi novels of all time.”
Haldeman’s The Forever War tells the story of an ongoing intergalactic military conflict where, due to the time displacement of faster-than-light travel, soldiers leave the Earth and return decades later despite seeming to them as if very little time has passed. Haldeman, who served in Vietnam, used the book as an allegory for his wartime experiences and the challenges involved in returning to civilian life after going to war.
“It’s a parable for our time and it’s timely all over again,” Spaihts continues.
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