Sam Raimi to Direct ‘World War 3’ at Warner Bros. Pictures

World War 3

Spider-Man trilogy director Sam Raimi is set to helm World War 3 (not to be confused with World War Z) at Warner Bros., the feature film based on predictions from George Friedman’s 2009 non-fiction book ‘The Next 100 Years.’

Friedman, who is professionally paid to think about what lays ahead, makes predictions about a possible future based on previous historical trends and the current geo-political climate. It sounds like it covers a lot of ground, but it’ll be interesting either way. Along with a bunch of other things, Friedman’s book predicts a third world war between the U.S. and a Turkish-Japanese alliance, kicking off some time around 2050.

This is Raimi’s first project since Oz the Great and Powerful in February of 2013, which many critics chastised for tonal inconsistencies. With Raimi in charge, World War 3 is guaranteed to be chock full of both dismembered limbs and hilarity.

Here’s the Amazon synopsis for ‘The Next 100 Years’:

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.

Source: ComingSoon