Paul W.S. Anderson To Direct ‘Buck Rogers’

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Buck Rogers 3D movie Paul W.S. Anderson To Direct Buck Rogers

One week after the serial comic Captain Future found its director, another space adventure is ready to launch. Buck Rogers has had a few adaptations since its inception in the August of 1928. Now it has a director for the upcoming 3D film written by Iron Man’s Art Marcum and Matt Holloway.

According to Coming Soon, the comic helped turn space exploration into a phenomenon. This film will help re-invent the character, while staying true to its origin.

“According to Deadline New York, the big screen adaptation is ‘a new version of the classic tale of a fighter pilot who quickly acclimates to the future and puts his skills to use defending the planet against invaders.”

Comic book guru Frank Miller was once rumored to be involved, but maybe the Spirit scared the producers away. It will be interesting to see Paul W.S. Anderson’s mark on this film, considering his work isn’t much better. His track record is in dire need of a blockbuster hit, with Mortal Kombat, Event Horizon, Soldier, Resident Evil, AVP: Alien vs. Predator and Death Race as his complete directorial resume.

Buck Rogers is an intriguing character worth a look. Rogers is a U.S. Army Air Corps officer who slips into a coma after a gas leak, only to awaken in the the year 2419. He joins Wilma Deering and Dr. Huer to fight the evil that threatens all. Is it bad that immediately, my mind thought of Futurama?

Buck Rogers 3D film characters Paul W.S. Anderson To Direct Buck Rogers

The Iron Man writers give this project some hope and Anderson again gives himself the challenge of going into outer space. It should make for a fun, action-oriented film with humor embedded throughout, considering the writers.

Buck Rogers will release in 3D at an unknown date in the future, but likely not in the 25th century. Paul W.S. Anderson is in post-production on his return to the Resident Evil franchise with Resident Evil: Afterlife.

Source: Deadline New York via Coming Soon

What do you think? Can Buck Rogers be a hit or will it be just another space bust for Anderson?

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  1. as long a Twikki is NOT in it I'm, good to go

  2. I am pretty sure the headline should have read “Buck Rogers to most likely suck”

  3. Hopefully someone got Anderson to agree to film the script as written. It's the best possible chance for a successful film. I missed the jet pack scenes from the serial version omitted in the 79 remake. I guess the natural question at this point is, is this going to be more or less an origin story or will we get a movie that's about something?

  4. A sad day with him at the helm ! I have the feeling Paul W.S. Anderson was lucky with a few Movies but it's sad Buck went to him !

  5. B-D-B-D-B-D… What's up Buck!!!

  6. side note, Futuramas coming back!

    think in april to comedy central, how cool is that

  7. If this isn't good I'll be watching re-runs of Duck Dodgers (in the 24th and a half) century instead. For the curious his full name is: Duck Edgar Dumas Aloysius Dodgers. (Daffy Duck for those staring blankly at this saying “Wha?”)

  8. I hear ya, but like M. Night everybody has there movies.

  9. here is a link to our project
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YY0-lSg3-k
    this is a web series
    Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
    its 1916 and Buck has news for his dad…..
    Yes that is Gil Gerard and Erin Gray

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