[From Sci Fi Wire] Morgan Freeman tells the MTV Movies Blog that he is still working on a film adaptation of Arthur C. Clark’s Rendezvous With Rama. I say, “Bring it on!”
I remember reading Rama back in the day and being blown away by the story. What’s not to love about a group of scientists exploring a 30-mile long cylinder floating in space? But as Freeman notes, Rama isn’t your typical summer SF movie. It’s actually quite free of anything exploding or marauding aliens invading Earth. It’s about humanity and big science ideas. I’d love to see a film version of the book.
Despite the issues of adapting it to film, Freeman still believes it’s worth doing, and I agree. I’d like to see more, smart SF movies. Rama is a good start, if it ever gets made. I’d also like to see Eon as film, or any of the Culture novels by Banks, even though they usually have stuff exploding.