It looks like Paramount Pictures are in search of the next big space opera/franchise and they believe they may have found it with Alfred Bester’s The Stars My Destination.
Fun fact, it was know as Tiger! Tiger! in the UK due to the William Blake poem in the opening pages.
The movie is being producer by Godzilla and Pacific Rim’s Mary Parent and will tell the tale of a man who is shipwrecked in space for years and when rescued he seeks revenge for what happened to him.
In the past, various movie folk have tried to get it up and running, including Richard Gere and Paul WS Anderson, but to no avail.
Hardcore sci-fi fans here at FTN assure me this is one story that, if done properly, will make a fantastic movie. of course, the emphasis is on ‘if done properly’.
We’ll keep you up-to-date on developments.