Roland Emmerich To Mo-Cap Asimov’s Foundation

February 12, 2010 by  
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asimovsfoundation300x210If you’re a big sci-fi fan then grab a Kleenex because you could get a lil’ teary eyed at what I’m about to tell you.

Roland Emmerich, the director behind 2012, is helming an adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series. See what I mean about the Kleenex.

It’s always hard for fans of books to see the movies being made and it’s even harder when you find out Mr. I Love Explosions is the one making it.

The Foundation series are prominent pieces of sci-fi literature and it’s got a lot going on, but knowing adaptations like we do, you’ll have to read the books to get the full picture because you’re never gonna get it in the films.

Wikipedia handily simplifies the story of the series as: Foundation tells the story of a group of scientists who seek to preserve knowledge as the civilizations around them begin to regress.

In an exclusive interview with MTV, Emmerich described his plans for the project; he’s basically going to steal from James Cameron.

“The Avatar technology applies to Foundation. It has to be done all CG because I would not know how to shoot this thing in real.”

Steal from Cameron all you want but if we see start seeing comparisons with anything (Pocahontas), we’re going to be sending you a little present, Roland. Put it this way, if you see a bag of poo on fire on your doorstep, it was us.

“Probably now all big movies have to be 3-D. It’s not only the effect of 3-D, [‘Avatar’ has] just shown that if you do a movie in 3-D, you can ask for more money and that’s the trick. I think now everybody who does bigger movies has to shoot them in 3-D. I think there’s no way around it. I was on the set of Avatar and I saw how it worked and I really thought, ‘That’s the ultimate way of making movies.’ “

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