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Former New Line Chiefs Set Out to Film Only Novels Geekier Than ‘Lord of the Rings’
If you thought Lord of the Rings fans were geeky, you ain’t seen nothing yet — at least not if Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne have anything to say about it. The two producers, who departed from New Line (where they were responsible for bringing Peter Jackson’s Rings adaptations to the screen) to form their own production company, Unique Features, have chosen as their first development project Isaac Asimov’s high-minded science-fiction Foundation novels. Now we know what you might be saying. Spaceships and ray guns are cooler than elves and hobbits. But trust us. We were clutching our Asimov close to our chest during our formative years, weeping bitter tears into our pillow while we watched the comparatively cooler fantasy nerds get all the girls.
Could anyone actually make a movie out of Foundation? We have our doubts, expressed after the jump in chart form. —Ehren Gresehover
Shaye, Lynne on for ‘Foundation’ [HR]Former New Line Chiefs Set Out to Film Only Novels Geekier Than ‘Lord of the Rings’