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VFX Wiz Tim Miller To Helm Adaptation Of Joe Haldeman's 'Seasons'

The Playlist By Joe Cunningham | The Playlist November 15, 2012 at 10:37AM

Think you were disappointed with how “Green Lantern” turned out? Well then spare a thought for poor Tim Miller. Martin Campbell’s clusterfuck of a superhero movie was such a disappointment both critically and commercially that Fox were left in an almost impossible situation when it came to their own brewing Ryan Reynolds starring superhero flick, “Deadpool.” Miller was the man put at the helm of the exciting sounding “X-Men” spin-off, but thanks to "Green Lantern" (and likely some other factors too) that project looks like it’s stuck in development hell. Miller is also attached to direct the David Fincher produced kickstarter project “The Goon” and the comic book adaptation “Gravel,” but he’s still yet to actually helmer his first feature and will be hoping that’s set to change after attaching himself to “Seasons.”
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Tim Miller Dealing In Futures

Think you were disappointed with how “Green Lantern” turned out? Well then spare a thought for poor Tim Miller. Martin Campbell’s clusterfuck of a superhero movie was such a disappointment both critically and commercially that Fox were left in an almost impossible situation when it came to their own brewing Ryan Reynolds starring superhero flick, “Deadpool.” Miller was the man put at the helm of the exciting sounding “X-Men” spin-off, but thanks to "Green Lantern" (and likely some other factors too) that project looks like it’s stuck in development hell. Miller is also attached to direct the David Fincher produced kickstarter project “The Goon” and the comic book adaptationGravel,” but he’s still yet to actually helmer his first feature and will be hoping that’s set to change after attaching himself to “Seasons.”

The film will be based on a novella that makes up part of Joe Haldeman’s 1985 short story collection “Dealing in Futures” which tells the story of “an anthropological expedition to a planet with sentient humanoids that goes horribly awry.” The very “Prometheus” sounding project will have its script written by Sebastiean Gutierrez (“Snakes on a Plane,” “Gothika”) and is being set up over at Sony. Being a visual effects maestro (Miller’s background is at Blur studios, where he served as a creative supervisor on “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” and as the creative director of the stunning title sequence for "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"), a science fiction romp seems a natural fit for Miller.

Whether this can get off the ground before any of the other projects Miller is attached to remains unknown, and Miller certainly isn’t making things easy for himself by continuously getting involved with ambitious, expensive movies. Still, it speaks volumes about his perceived talent that studios are willing to hand big projects to a guy who’s untested when it comes to directing a feature film, and that certainly marks Miller as someone to watch out for. Let’s hope one of his projects kicks it up a few gears soon so we can finally see what he can do. [Deadline]

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