Dante Harper Pens Emmerich’s “Foundation”

Dante Harper (“All You Need Is Kill,” “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”) has been hired to pen a new adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s science fiction trilogy “Foundation” into a feature for Sony Pictures at Deadline.

The ‘Foundation’ books revolve around a scientific organisation set up to ensure civilization’s survival thanks to psychohistory, a successful scientific method of predicting future events.

The studio acquired the film rights in early 2009 and Roland Emmerich has been attached to direct for a while. Earlier this year Emmerich said a script was ready, but it looks like that’s no longer the case.