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Topic: Any news/updates on Forge of God / Anvil of Stars film(s)?

From: John S
Location: Western MA
Date: 03/09/2011

Hello Greg,

It saddens me to see how many (bad) alien invasion movies have come and gone in the past few years. It saddens me, also, to see Roland Emmerich pinch some key plot ideas from your work, and use them in his films.

It would seem the time is ripe for an intelligent version of First Contact gone bad.

Re: Any news/updates on Forge of God / Anvil of Stars film(s)?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 04/10/2011

Still under option, John! Wish us luck going forward.

Re: Any news/updates on Forge of God / Anvil of Stars film(s)?

From: John S
Location: Western MA
Date: 04/15/2011

Thanks for the update, Greg. I do indeed wish you much luck. Of all the great Sci-fi that has been published in the past 25 years, I believe that your FOG and AOS duology has the best potential to reinvigorate the genre, and re-introduce serious, intellectually stimulating and sociologically challenging , "hard science-fiction" to cinema, the likes of which hasn't been seen since 2001: A Space Odyssey. The epic scope of the duology, and the narrative's exploration of complicated ethical and moral themes, IMHO, is perfectly suited for a serious adaptation to the silver screen. I am keeping my fingers crossed, and hoping the powers that be at Warner Bros. see the light.

Re: Any news/updates on Forge of God / Anvil of Stars film(s)?

From: al brady
Location: cambridge uk
Date: 05/22/2011

In my dreams Forge is going to be 180 minutes long, directed by Micheal Mann, set in 1986.
Manns the master of romantically depicting modern cities, and the artificial light they radiate into the night..
Anvil would be another 180 mins, starring the same actor as Martin, only having aged in real time between the productions.
Would they find the "needles" in the wreckage of Leviathan? Perhaps after the credits have rolled?
I sketched a scene from Forge after deciding all of this ;)

http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1213695&stc=1&d=1303094736
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1212849&stc=1&d=1303002322

"Who are these people?"
"Ordinary people under extraordinary pressure.. what the hell did you expect Mike, grace and consistency?"
Christopher Plummer, Al Pacino, The Insider.

Re: Any news/updates on Forge of God / Anvil of Stars film(s)?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 05/25/2011

Great art and a fine suggestion for a director, Al! Mr. Mann could also take a stab at QUEEN OF ANGELS. Kind of like HEAT for the future.

Re: Any news/updates on Forge of God / Anvil of Stars film(s)?

From: al brady
Location: cambridge uk
Date: 05/31/2011

That would be amazing Greg!
LA Noir is, I think one of the most interesting and enduring aesthetics our culture's produced; Sunset Boulevard, Chinatown, Heat, Bladerunner... QoA. it all fits.
Noir among the Combs...

Re: Any news/updates on Forge of God / Anvil of Stars film(s)?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 07/30/2011

Indeed! And I think Mary Choy would look quite fetching in a Fedora (though maybe a little too Bob Fosse...)

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