Paramount is set to go to the future with 2084, a sci-fi film from The Batman writer Mattson Tomlin. The project is being described as a “spiritual sister” to George Orwell’s classic 1984, which really just sounds like they’re adapting 1984 but changing the year so it’s no longer dated. The script is also described as having a tone similar to both The Matrix and Inception.
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Briefly: What’s hot right now? Science fiction? Yeah, it’s doing pretty well. How about young adult novels, especially ones with a fantasy or sci-fi bent? Yep, those are killing, too. So the obvious path, if you want to bootstrap a financially successful new film franchise, is to create movies and books right at the same time.
Or so it would seem. Success isn’t that easy (ahem, I Am Number Four) and if it was, everyone would do it. But 24 showrunner Howard Gordon and James Wong (Final Destination, Final Destination 3) are trying anyway, with a project meant to spawn books and films. The title is 2084, and the basic pitch is ‘1984 meets The Terminator.’ Read More »