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Roland Emmerich: Foundation Will Be 3D Motion Capture; Draft of Script Due Soon

Director Roland Emmerich told MTV that he plans to create Isaac Asimov’s sci-fi trilogy series Foundation into a 3D Motion-Capture epic using the same technology employed by James Cameron for Avatar:

“It has to be done all CG because I would not know how to shoot this thing in real,” Emmerich said, adding “Probably now all big movies have to be 3-D,” he said. “It’s not only the effect of 3-D, [‘Avatar’ has] just shown that if you do a movie in 3-D, you can ask for more money and that’s the trick.

“I think now everybody who does bigger movies has to shoot them in 3-D. I think there’s no way around it. I was on the set of ‘Avatar’ and I saw how it worked and I really thought, ‘That’s the ultimate way of making movies,’ ” he continued.

Emmerich also revealed that he expects to receive a draft of the script by Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan) soon, perhaps as soon as the end of the week: “Rumor has it on Friday [today] I get the script,” he said.

Source: MTV