(Source: scifi.about.com) Do we really want to see Asimov’s second-most-important contribution to science fiction, the brilliant and so-complex-it-seems-utterly-simple Foundation trilogy, be converted into an Avatar-style 3-D CGI action-adventure blockbuster popcorn movie trilogy by the guy who made the worst Godzilla movie ever?

I’m being unfair to Roland Emmerich. His recent credits are empty-headed CGI-fests, sure (2012, 10,000 BC, The Day After Tomorrow), but he’s also responsible for Independence Day and Stargate, right? And those were at least partly-filled-headed CGI-fests.

Anyway, Emmerich was wowed by Avatar and the technology that made it possible, and immediately knew that his current project, Foundation, had to be approached in the same way.

“The Avatar technology applies to Foundation,” Emmerich told MTV. “It has to be done all CG because I would not know how to shoot this thing in real. Probably now all big movies have to be 3-D. It’s not only the effect of 3-D, [Avatar has] just shown that if you do a movie in 3-D, you can ask for more money and that’s the trick. I think now everybody who does bigger movies has to shoot them in 3-D. I think there’s no way around it. I was on the set of Avatar and I saw how it worked and I really thought, ‘That’s the ultimate way of making movies.’”



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