You know, I went into this with a completely different mindset. When I saw this book in the lists for review, I truly thought it was an anthology of classic science fiction. Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction is actually a highly detailed exploration of the rise and evolution of modern science fiction as I knew it growing up. It has continued to evolve, but this book delves into the life of John W. Campbell and how he influenced not just what readers saw in print, but also, in many ways, what many authors were writing.
Fans of Isaac Asimov‘s legendary science fiction series, “Foundation,” found themselves having nightmares at the news that 2012 and 1998’s Godzilla director Roland Emmerich was making a CG-heavy, Avatar-style trilogy of movies based on the books. That was back in 2010, and, thankfully, things didn’t work out.
Now comes a new attempt at adapting the “Foundation” series that might just be a little more appealing to fans…those who are open to an adaptation in the first place, anyway. It’s being reported that Interstellar writer Jonathan Nolan is developing a TV series based on Asimov’s books for HBO.
The holiday season is coming up and The Drill Down would like you to be ready for it. So as we do every year around this time, we’ve prepared a list of what we consider the perfect gifts to give… and get this holiday. So before you stand around for hours this Black Friday, spend some time with us.
Coming out of TIFF this year, one film that got a shockingly good amount of buzz was director Roland Emmerich‘s Anonymous. Now, good buzz isn’t something usually said within the same sentence as Emmerich’s name, but it appears as though that may be changing.
Now, according to Deadline, the director has gotten a brand new writer for one of his upcoming projects, with the hopes of continuing this good streak.
20th Century Fox has tapped into the works of the great science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov twice before — Fantastic Voyage (1966) and I, Robot (2004). Hoping that the third time will be the charm the studio is turning the author’s 1954 novel The Caves of Steel into a major motion picture and have already hired newcomers Henry Hobson and John Scott 3 to respectively direct and write the film.