Paul W.S. Anderson is Directing the Buck Rogers Movie in 3D

March 25, 2010
Source: Deadline

Buck Rogers

Way back in late 2008, a few weeks before Frank Miller's The Spirit flopped big time, it was announced that Miller would go on to direct a live-action "revamp" of the classic sci-fi hero Buck Rogers. After later seeing The Spirit, I hoped this would never actually happen, because after seeing that awful movie, I wanted Miller to never direct anything again. Well, while this should be good news, it's not entirely that good, as Deadline is now reporting that instead of Frank Miller, we'll have Paul W.S. Anderson directing the Buck Rogers movie in 3D (of course). Anderson has already "locked a deal" to direct the new version of the classic sci-fi.

The only good news is that Iron Man and Punisher: War Zone writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway will write the script. First introduced in 1928 as a comic serial, Buck Rogers tells the tale of a fighter pilot who quickly acclimates to the future and puts his skills to use defending the planet against invaders. This isn't being produced by a studio, it is being developed independently by Anderson and Paradox Entertainment, who owns the Buck Rogers rights. No word on how soon this will be ready to go, but it could be ready next after Anderson finishes The Three Musketeers movie (also in 3D) that he will start shooting later this year.

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  • Jeff
    I kinda' wish it were Paul THOMAS Anderson directing... imagine the possibilities!
  • bozo
    Wow. Another movie in 3d. Great.
  • monal
    Paul W Anderson movie?? there really a more mediocre action director out there???
  • blester01
    woo-hoo,another fucking 3-d movie.
  • Crump's Brother
    From the two good movies this guys has got, you got 7 bad ones. A damn Three Musketeers movie, like that is even necessary, then it's 3d.
  • napoleonblownapart
    What's the opposite of ecstatic...?
  • Pete
    how does this guy keep getting work?
  • Xerxex
    EPIC FAIL!!!!!! God can 3-D just die already?
  • Biddy biddy biddy. Tweekie or something.
  • Hattori Hanzo
    Might as well just watch paint dry in 3-D.
  • DiR3cT
    You know I think I prefer Michael Bay's 'movies' over Paul W.S Anderson's. Having said that if he is kept away from script writing that would be good, having said that it would be good if he could do something that isn't a remake or an adaption of a video game. #8, #9, #11 - I agree
  • jasonmd2020
    Can Paul Anderson get a project that ISN'T based on a previous concept? On a side note: The Buck Rogers TV series in the 80's was genius solely because of the fact that they got a robot on prime time television, who's head resembled a penis.
  • Jill
    Ah .. that explains the great disturbance in the Force I felt earlier ...
  • Hattori Hanzo
    Tweekie (thanks in part to his voice from a desperate Mel Blanc at the time) makes Jar Jar Binks look like a Shakespearean character.
  • For those of you who dont know We are producing a WEB SERIES Buck Rogers in the 25th Century We are already filming Here is a tease from our pilot Tony (Production Crew) Retro Film Studios
  • Mega Jet Jaguar
    Woo Hoo! Anderson is great. I can't wait to see what he does with this one. I am also looking forward to Resident Evil 4!
    I like Anderson! Popcorn fun director. I agree #17!




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