860, Tue 03 Aug 2010 01:29:43p
Andrew, anybody can write a script for any book, especially THE FOREVER WAR,
but it might not be a productive use of one's time. Scott has a script; last
I heard, it was the fourth rewrite. I've talked to the writer -- he has good
credits, like "Unforgiven."
I'm not among the people who assume that the novel will be desecrated by the
movie. It will be interesting to see somebody else's take on it.
Incidentally, I wasn't asked to submit a screenplay, though I've been a member
of the Writers Guild for almost thirty years and have solid production credits.
No surprise. They don't want the book's author saying "Hold it! I wrote the
book, and that's not the way it goes."