?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Sentimental yet sardonic [userpic]

OMG

May 13th, 2008 (09:10 am)

"I'm announcing this for the first time..." JMS told the crowd. "I'm adapting Lensman for Ron Howard." The Lensman series of novels (which stared in 1934) by E. E. Smith have been hailed as groundbreaking, definitive science-fiction. JMS said that Howard will be fully embracing the "space opera" aspects of the story and that they're envisioning it as an epic saga with elements of "Star Wars" and "Blade Runner".

Straczynski's doing Lensman!??!

Comments

Posted by: Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures)
Posted at: May 13th, 2008 11:22 am (UTC)

WTF? Where did you see this!

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 13th, 2008 11:27 am (UTC)

An interview he gave at this weekend's Emerald City Comic-Con. I'll try and find the link again for you.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=16376

Edited at 2008-05-13 11:33 am (UTC)

Posted by: trinfaneb (trinfaneb)
Posted at: May 13th, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)

Marcus are you a pre-cog? Or maybe your Lensman drabble was just really good timing :)

Posted by: Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures)
Posted at: May 13th, 2008 06:28 pm (UTC)

Oh, I wrote two or three articles for GURPS Lensman a long while back, as well as a "Civilization meets the Culture" article for a wargames zine. It just happened to cross my mind as the ultimate bad news for the Cylons the other day, and the story was the result.

Posted by: JaneDavitt (janedavitt)
Posted at: May 13th, 2008 11:52 am (UTC)

Wow. I love those books; have read them many times.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 13th, 2008 11:56 am (UTC)

Still dragging my childhood copies around with me everytime I move.

Thinking about it, I bet they're adapting 3,4 and 5 for the films.

Posted by: keith5by5 (keith5by5)
Posted at: May 13th, 2008 12:20 pm (UTC)

Good to see sci-fi's greatest ever TV talent is back creating, maybe it'll be a heads-up to the over-hyped to raise their game(s).

Posted by: foxfire74 (foxfire74)
Posted at: May 13th, 2008 02:28 pm (UTC)

...

...!

...om nom nom WANT.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 13th, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC)
Boromir shiny

Oh god YES.

9 Read Comments