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DW Harper To Pen Scott's "Forever War"

By Garth Franklin Tuesday November 27th 2012 12:57PM
DW Harper To Pen Scott's "Forever War"

D.W. Harper ("All You Need Is Kill," "Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters") has been hired to pen a new draft of "The Forever War" at Fox 2000 and Scott Free.

An adaptation of Joe Haldeman's 1974 novel, the story revolves around a soldier who battles an enemy in deep space for only a few months, only to return home to a planet he doesn't recognize some twenty years later - a side effect of time dilation.

Ridley Scott intended to film the project back in the 80's but rights complications delayed his plans for more than two decades.

Harper is just the latest scribe attached to the project which has seen numerous writers such as David Peoples and Matthew Michael Carnahan have a crack at it over the past four years.

Source: Deadline

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