The Day After Tomorrow and 2012 director Roland Emmerich will direct a film adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation science fiction trilogy. Columbia Pictures won the rights at auction after going against Fox and Warner Bros.
Originally published as a series of eight short stories in Astounding Magazine beginning in 1942, “Foundation” is a complex saga about humans who are scattered on planets throughout the galaxy, living under the rule of the Galactic Empire.
A psycho-historian who can scientifically read the future sees an imminent empire collapse, and sets to work preparing to save the knowledge of mankind.
Roland Emmerich has a habit of making things look great, however the films themselves tend to have weak scripts, plotholes and WTF moments (running away from the cold in TDAT anyone?). Hopefully as he will be adapting from someone else’s great work this trilogy might end up rather good.