A while ago Major Spoilers reported on the upcoming Joel Silver Sgt. Rock movie that would be set in the future.Â This seemed a bit odd, since the characters told some of their best stories while fighting the Nazis in World War II, but in an interview with the LA Times, Silver offered up a few words about a non-WWII Sgt. Rock.
“It’s a little bit in the future,” Silver said of the setting. “As a war movie, it’s not going to be ‘where it’s been,’ it’s going to be ‘where it’s going.’ We didn’t want to do Iraq, we didn’t want to do a contemporary war. We wanted to do a sort of futuristic war. It’s pretty strong. Chad St. John wrote the script and we’ve got Francis Lawrence involved in developing it with us. It’s not a ‘go’ movie yet but I’m feeling good about it.”
Films like Saving Private Ryan, and Inglorious Basterds probably weighed in the decision to move the movie to a point in time that shows us what war will be like, but I still think a goodl ol’ “killin’ Nazis” movie would be better for this property.