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

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March 25, 2010
Source: Deadline

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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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Reader Feedback - 18 Comments

1

I kinda' wish it were Paul THOMAS Anderson directing... imagine the possibilities!

Jeff on Mar 25, 2010

2

Wow. Another movie in 3d. Great.

bozo on Mar 25, 2010

3

Paul W Anderson movie?? Pass....is there really a more mediocre action director out there???

monal on Mar 25, 2010

4

Fail.

blester01 on Mar 25, 2010

5

woo-hoo,another fucking 3-d movie.

DEADPOOL 72 on Mar 25, 2010

6

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.

Crump's Brother on Mar 25, 2010

7

What's the opposite of ecstatic...?

napoleonblownapart on Mar 25, 2010

8

how does this guy keep getting work?

Pete on Mar 25, 2010

9

EPIC FAIL!!!!!! God can 3-D just die already?

Xerxex on Mar 25, 2010

10

Biddy biddy biddy. Tweekie or something.

Crapola on Mar 25, 2010

11

Might as well just watch paint dry in 3-D.

Hattori Hanzo on Mar 25, 2010

12

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

DiR3cT on Mar 25, 2010

13

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.

jasonmd2020 on Mar 25, 2010

14

Ah .. that explains the great disturbance in the Force I felt earlier ...

Jill on Mar 26, 2010

15

Tweekie (thanks in part to his voice from a desperate Mel Blanc at the time) makes Jar Jar Binks look like a Shakespearean character.

Hattori Hanzo on Mar 26, 2010

16

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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YY0-lSg3-k Tony (Production Crew) Retro Film Studios

Tony_F on Mar 26, 2010

17

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!

Mega Jet Jaguar on Mar 28, 2010

18

I like Anderson! Popcorn fun director. I agree #17!

CRaZY OLYPHANT on Mar 29, 2010

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