Saturday, January 17, 2009

Columbia wins auction for Asimov's Foundation

Columbia won an auction late Thursday for screen rights to "Foundation,". Roland Emmerich partner Michael Wimer will produce the film, which will be directed by Emmerich.

As science fiction fans, that's about all we need to know. The Variety article reads like a brawl at the kindergarten merry-go-round at snack time between Fox and Warner Brothers. It would be comical if it weren't for the 6 figure auction price that won the bid to produce the series. Of course some fan are more than a bit worried about the Emmerich/Wimer collaboration, worried more that this could turn into a debacle, ruining a truly great science fiction masterpiece.

If you're interested in the infighting, click on the article title to read the complicated double dealing. I for one, found it tedious. Anyone got any more info on this deal?

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