Buck Rogers Gets Resident Evil Director, Iron Man Writers
03.29.10 by Ryan
A trip into the 25th Century is underway. Variety reports that a 3-D Buck Rogers movie is heading to the big screen with a script from Iron Man screenwriters Art Marcum and Matt Holloway.
Paul W.S. Anderson, who will direct, is no stranger to pop culture icons, having worked on Mortal Kombat and the upcoming Resident Evil: Afterlife. He's also planning a 3-D adaptation of The Three Musketeers.
Anderson says he is excited for the challenge of Buck Rogers, which follows a fighter pilot who wakes up in the 25 century.
Buck has already been such a huge influence on action-adventure franchises like Star Wars and Indiana Jones, so for me it is a thrilling opportunity to be allowed to return to the source, and relaunch such an epic character.
Buck Rogers started his fictional life in 1928 in Phillip Francis Nowlan's novella before being featured in comic strips and, most notably, the 1979 TV series with Gil Gerard in the role of Buck.
Production on Buck Rogers won't begin until after Conan finishes, as Paradox Entertainment is producing both movies, but producer Fredrik Malmberg says that Buck is "amongst our top priorities after we've wrapped Conan."