Sam Raimi To Direct World War III Drama | Film News
It has been reported that Sam Raimi, director of the Tobey Maguire-led Spider-Man trilogy, is in talks to direct a World War III drama. The picture will be based on George Friedman’s 2009 novel The Next 100 Years: A Forecast For The 21st Century, which uses historical trends to predict what is waiting for us in the future.
Some of the predictions of Friedman include a second Cold War between Russia and America with the Middle East as their playground. Following this is the fragmentation of Russia and China, and the emergence of Turkey, Poland and Japan as economic superpowers. However, the most frightening was a prediction of World War III fought by an alliance of America, Britain, the ‘Polish Bloc’, India and China against the new powers of Turkey and Japan.
Friedman’s non-fiction book possesses the same quality as Tarot cards: it is vague enough to be somewhat accurate, and broad ideas presented in his book have already begun to be reflected in the current geopolitical climate. It is by drawing on these current fears that Raimi’s new project will build its appeal. Very little is known about the project as of yet; it isn’t even known who will write the screenplay. However, we shouldn’t expect a preaching historical documentary, this will be a war film Call of Duty style directed by a man who knows how to make exhilarating films.
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