Excuse the horrible pun – as a film blogger, I couldn’t resist. Heat Vision brings word that Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe, Step Up) is attached to Ion, a “sci-fi romantic epic” in the vein of Avatar. Hit the jump for more details.
You don’t have to be an industry analyst to see that science fiction films are experiencing a resurgence in Hollywood thanks to the record-breaking success of Avatar and the surprising Best Picture nomination of Neill Blomkamp’s District 9. Fox 2000 (an offshoot of 20th Century Fox) is close to grabbing the rights to a spec script by British writer Will Dunn called Ion, which “revolves around a man who travels to different Earths and dimensions in order to find his reincarnated lover.” Ridley and Tony Scott are lined up to produce, and while no paperwork has been signed yet, the studio hopes Tatum can be their next Sam Worthington.
Ion was floating around last year but didn’t generate much interest; now, multiple studios are circling the film and it looks like Fox 2000 is going to win out.
What do you think of the interdimensional travels of Channing Tatum? Do you think sci-fi is here to stay, or is it a passing trend?