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.