Sam Raimi is set to helm a look at things to come with World War 3. The feature film is based on predictions from George Friedman's The Next 100 years.
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Sam Raimi to Wage World War 3

Sam Raimi will direct the near-future actioner, World War 3.

Sam Raimi will helm World War 3, based on predictions made in George Friedman’s The Next 100 Years

With Bill Block Media today officially closing a two-year, first-look production deal with Warner Bros. Pictures, director Sam Raimi is now officially set to wage World War 3. The feature film will be based on predictions from George Friedman’s non-fiction best seller, The Next 100 Years. The book, published in 2009, is officially described as follows:

A fascinating, eye-opening and often shocking look at what lies ahead for the U.S. and the world from one of our most incisive futurists.

In his thought-provoking new book, George Friedman, founder of STRATFOR — the preeminent private intelligence and forecasting firm — focuses on what he knows best, the future. Positing that civilization is at the dawn of a new era, he offers a lucid, highly readable forecast of the changes we can expect around the world during the twenty-first century all based on his own thorough analysis and research. For example, The U.S.-Jihadist war will be replaced by a new cold war with Russia; China’s role as a world power will diminish; Mexico will become an important force on the geopolitical stage; and new technologies and cultural trends will radically alter the way we live (and fight wars). Riveting reading from first to last, “The Next 100 Years” is a fascinating exploration of what the future holds for all of us.

Billblock Media optioned the book and is actively developing the adaptation, which Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute.

Sam Raimi’s last big screen release was Walt Disney PicturesOz The Great and Powerful. The Spider-Man trilogy helmer more recently returned to the world of his hit Evil Dead franchise, directing the pilot episode of the STARZ original series, Ash vs. Evil Dead.

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