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Sam Raimi To Direct ‘World War 3’

Sam Raimi To Direct 'World War 3'

While Sam Raimi has been keeping his skills sharp lately on television, helming episodes of “Rake” and “Ash vs Evil Dead,” it doesn’t mean the director is shying away from the big screen. Three years on from “Oz The Great And Powerful,” Raimi is putting together a slate of projects that are certainly eyebrow raising. Last month, we learned he’ll tackle a remake of Jacques Audiard‘s “A Prophet,” and now he’s got another ambitious effort in the works.

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Over at Warner Bros., Raimi is now attached to helm “World War 3,” and you can probably guess what it’s about. The movie will be based on the non-fiction book “The Next 100 Years,” by George Friedman, who is professionally paid to think about what lays ahead, and it’s pretty bleak/more of the same. Basically, politics are still awful, just the players are expected to change. Here’s the book synopsis:

A fascinating, eye-opening and often shocking look at what lies ahead for the U.S. and the world from one of our most incisive futurists.

In his thought-provoking new book, George Friedman, founder of STRATFOR — the preeminent private intelligence and forecasting firm — focuses on what he knows best, the future. Positing that civilization is at the dawn of a new era, he offers a lucid, highly readable forecast of the changes we can expect around the world during the twenty-first century all based on his own thorough analysis and research. For example, The U.S.-Jihadist war will be replaced by a new cold war with Russia; China’s role as a world power will diminish; Mexico will become an important force on the geopolitical stage; and new technologies and cultural trends will radically alter the way we live (and fight wars). Riveting reading from first to last, “The Next 100 Years” is a fascinating exploration of what the future holds for all of us.

No word yet on who will pen the script, and it all seems to be pretty early in development. It’s an interesting thesis for a film, and perhaps a reminder that the more things change… [ComingSoon]

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