Beverly Hills, CA (March 25, 2010)
Paul W.S. Anderson is directing a reboot of the classic adventurer BUCK ROGERS, screenplay by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway.
Anderson has previously directed such theatrical successes as â€œMortal Kombatâ€, â€œResident Evilâ€, â€œAlien vs Predatorâ€ and, most recently, â€œResident Evil: Afterlifeâ€, shot using the James Cameron/Vincent Pace 3D camera system. â€œIron Manâ€ writers Marcum and Holloway most recently wrote the upcoming film â€œHighlanderâ€. BUCK ROGERS will be produced by Lawrence Abramson, Jeremy Bolt and Fredrik Malmberg, with George Furla, Paul W.S. Anderson and Flint Dille executive producing.
Buck Rogers spans more than eight decades of popular culture and introduced the idea of a present day, relatable hero flung into the future. Even today, fans of the Buck phenomenon marvel at how the original Buck Rogers stories continue to foreshadow so many of todayâ€™s space age technologies.
Buck first appeared in 1928 as Anthony Rogers in the Philip Francis Nowlanâ€™s novella Armageddon 2419 A.D in the pulp magazine Amazing Stories. The original character caught the attention of John F. Dille, president of the National Newspaper Syndicate of America, who turned it into the comic strip â€œBuck Rogers in the 25th Centuryâ€. Published from 1929 to 1967, the strip was … Read More »