Author Joe Haldeman revealed on his Blog yesterday that the screenwriter of Ridley Scott-directed The Forever War "has good credits, like 'Unforgiven.'" That means David Peoples, who also penned Twelve Monkeys, wrote the latest draft. The 1974 book revolves around a soldier who battles an enemy in deep space for only a few months, only to return home to a planet he doesn't recognize some 20 years later.
Scott and Peoples previously worked together on Scott’s seminal science fiction film Blade Runner.  Back in June at this year’s Hero Complex Film Festival, Scott said they were on the fourth draft of the script, but didn’t specify the screenwriter.  It’s worth nothing that Scott hasn’t directed a science fiction film since Blade Runner and now he has Forever War on his plate along with two Alien prequels. "I first pursued 'Forever War' 25 years ago, and the book has only grown more timely and relevant since," Scott said a couple of years ago. "It's a science-fiction epic, a bit of 'The Odyssey' by way of 'Blade Runner,' built upon a brilliant, disorienting premise."
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