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Foundation: Dante Harper to write

  • Dante Harper has signed on to write the screenplay for "Foundation", an adaptation of Isaac Asimov's novel.
    Roland Emmerich is set to direct for Columbia Pictures.

  • Robert Rodat was previously set to adapt the novel.

    Fri September 30, 2011 | Source: Deadline

Foundation: Roland Emmerich to direct the sci-fi classic
Roland Emmerich will produce and direct an adaptation of Isaac Asimov's sci-fi trilogy Foundation, for Columbia which won an auction for the screen rights late Thursday.

Originally published as a series of eight short stories in Astounding Magazine beginning in 1942, "Foundation" is a complex saga about humans who are scattered on planets throughout the galaxy, living under the rule of the Galactic Empire.

A psycho-historian who can scientifically read the future sees an imminent empire collapse and prepares to save the knowledge of mankind.
    Sat January 17, 2009 | Source: Variety