Battlefield Earth Screenwriter Apologizes for Battlefield Earth; Blames His Penis for the “Suckiest Movie Ever”
Posted on Sunday, March 28th, 2010 by David Chen
This month, Roger Christian’s Battlefield Earth won the Razzie for “Worst Movie of the Decade,” an award that screenwriter J.D. Shapiro (Robin Hood: Men in Tights) accepted in person. Today in the New York Post, Shapiro offered a mea culpa, explaining how it is he got involved with the “suckiest movie ever” and what it’s been like for him to deal with that legacy.
The post begins with Shapiro apologizing for the movie and explaining, “No one sets out to make a train wreck. Actually, comparing it to a train wreck isn’t really fair to train wrecks, because people actually want to watch those.” Hit the jump for some more quotes from the letter, and how Shapiro’s penis ended up being the proximate cause of one of the worst cinematic abominations of all time.