Screenwriter Dante Harper Adapting Isaac Asimov's FOUNDATION
Published: October 1, 2011 - 8:04am
20th Century Fox is moving forward in bringing the science fiction classic to the big screen with the up-and-coming screenwriter of upcoming comic based films All You Need is Kill and Black Hole.
For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future—to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire—both scientists and scholars—and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a fututre generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation.
But soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt warlords rising in the wake of the receding Empire. Mankind's last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and be overrun—or fight them and be destroyed.
Foundation has had Roland Emmerich attached to direct since 2009. The 2012 filmmaker has been developing the project with Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan) writing the first treatment.
None of Dante Harper's scripts have made it to the theater, yet he has become a high demand screenwriter for some very high profile projects. He has written an adaption of Charles Burns' Black Hole for David Fincher to direct, the Jeremy Renner starrer Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, and resurrection fueled alien murder-fest All You Need is Kill.