Author Joe Haldeman revealed on his Blog yesterday that the screenwriter of Ridley Scott-directed The Forever War “has good credits, like ‘Unforgiven.'” That means David Peoples, who also penned Blade Runner and Twelve Monkeys, wrote the latest draft.
The 1974 book 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 20 years later.
“I first pursued ‘Forever War’ 25 years ago, and the book has only grown more timely and relevant since,” Scott said a couple of years ago. “It’s a science-fiction epic, a bit of ‘The Odyssey’ by way of ‘Blade Runner,’ built upon a brilliant, disorienting premise.”