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Sam Raimi set to bring about World War 3…

February 27th, 2016 by Marc Comments


If there’s one man we always expected to bring about the next world war, it was Sam Raimi… come on, let’s be honest.

And so the prophecy has come through.

Raimi is set to direct World War 3, based on George Friedman’s 2009 book The Next 100 Years over at Warner Brothers.

The book is a prediction of what may lie in store for the world in the coming years and it;s a sobering one. We’re filing it under the Nerd banner because it’s about the future and we love Raimi. That’s good enough though, right?

Here’s the book’s 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. 

Billblock Media optioned the book and is actively developing the adaptation, which Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute.

Sounds heavy, right? But you know you’re going to be in the opening night line with the rest of us.

Source: Comingsoon

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….