The 1976 film is one of my favorites (I just ordered a copy a couple of days ago) because of its themes about blindly adhering to a system or ideology--and how an unexamined faith can lead to some dangerous and harmful actions both individually and in larger society and take on a life of its own. (Other science fiction films deal with this, too, including two favs of mine: Matrix and Chronicles of Riddick.) Watching Logan and Francis struggle with coming to terms with this (or, in Francis' case, resisting it) speaks volumes to our own lives. If you're a reader of this blog, you know that I've been exploring how adhering to a religion and walking in relationship with God are two very different things--and I find this film opens up a plethora of God-talk on that theme.
So, I for one, am looking forward to seeing how this film turns out.
Update: If you're interested in the who's who, commercial director Joseph Kosinski (see samples of his work here) has signed on as director (Superman Return's director Bryon Singer was previously attached) and Tim Sexton (Children of Men) is penning the script.
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