Epic disaster movie director Roland Emmerich is going to shoot his next film in 3D using CGI motion capture. The movie he is making is an adaptation of Isaac Asimov's Foundation, and like every other big budget film being made from here on out, the technology used to bring Foundation to life will be the same technology that James Cameron used to film Avatar. Emmerich told MTV,
The 'Avatar' technology applies to 'Foundation.' It has to be done all CG because I would not know how to shoot this thing in real.
I'm not a big fan of Roland Emmerich's films, they're fun to watch on the big screen but they are incredibly awful scripted movies that waste money, and talent. Independence Day was the best film he's made.
Now I'm a huge fan of Isaac Asimov's novels, and Foundation has the potential to be a freakin amazing film! I'm just not very happy that Emmerich is the guy that's bringing it to the big screen. Filming it in 3D motion capture is a fine way to tell the story, but what good will it do if a mediocre director is making it?
Here's a description of the story incase you don't really know about it.
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.
So what are your thoughts on how Emmerich wants to make this movie.