Emmerich developing Foundation

Asimov’s sci-fi classic headed to screen

The rights to Isaac Asimov’s legendary sci-fi tale “Foundation” have a home at Sony  and with Roland Emmerich attached to direct.

Originally published as a series of eight short stories in Astounding Magazine beginning in 1942, “Foundation” is a comple saga about humans who are scattered on planets throughout the galaxy, living under the rule of the Galactic Empire.

A psycho-historian who can scientifically read the future sees an imminent empire collapse and prepares to save the knowledge of mankind.

Emmerich and his Centropolis partner Michael Wimer will produce the film. The pair recently wrapped on their latest film “2012”