Good ol’ Paul W.S. Anderson. He keeps on making movies, and we keep paying to see them… don’t ask me why. He’s currently putting the finishing touches on Resident Evil: Afterlife, but he also has a number of other projects in development including a Three Musketeers remake and an adaptation of the fantasy novel The Warded Man. Now he can add another movie to the list: a 3-D update of the classic sci-fi hero Buck Rogers.
According to Deadline New York, Anderson has signed on to direct the film for Paradox, the same folks behind the upcoming Conan movie and Simon West’s Mutant Chronicles. Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man, Punisher: War Zone) will pen the script, but no studio has currently picked it up. Frank Miller was rumoured to be circling this project at one point, but after The Spirit, he seems to have lost all credibility. It’s still unclear whether they plan to retain the campy nature of Buck Rogers, but knowing Anderson I’d say there’s a very good chance the answer is no. Buck Rogers will join a whole host of other classic sci-fi properties also headed to the big screen including Battlestar Galactica, Forbidden Planet, Dan Dare, and Flash Gordon.