Chad St. John has no credits to his name yet, according to his imdb page. Francis Lawrence was the director of I Am Legend, and Constantine, so he does have experience in adaptation films, whether you like those films or not.
Silver said the plan now is for the old warhorse of DC Comics to serve his country in the not-too-distant future. The idea of a future battlefield setting has reinvigorated a property that has flirted with the big screen for decades."It's a little bit in the future," Silver said of the setting. "As a war movie, it's not going to be 'where it's been,' it's going to be 'where it's going.' We didn't want to do Iraq, we didn't want to do a contemporary war. We wanted to do a sort of futuristic war. It's pretty strong. Chad St. John wrote the script and we've got Francis Lawrence involved in developing it with us. It's not a 'go' movie yet but I'm feeling good about it."
It is true that Inglorious Basterds, as mentioned on the LA Time Blog, covered WWII in a humorous and exciting way, so that can be seen as a deterrent, but why change the time? I'm guessing they've got a really good story idea or start of a script. So, I'm guessing the only real way to see a more authentic Sgt. Rock film is to go out and buy Band of Brothers. (Don't watch it... buy it) Well, I hope this is one awesome script then.
Recently, Sgt. Rock just celebrated his 50th year of "life."
Will this film be worthwhile if it takes place in the future?
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