Iain M. Banks Sci-Fi Phenomenon The Culture Headed to The Big Screen
Move over Dune, your time is up. Iain M. Banks‘ The Culture is finally coming to the big screen.
The first of Banks’ science fiction novels to portray ‘The Culture’ was Consider Phlebas, published back in 1987. That was when I was a young teenager and always keen to find the next big thing in genre literature, so having loved Banks’ The Wasp Factory, I scooped it up hungrily and was almost instantly sucked into something so much bigger, more complex and awesome than I had dared to expect.
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost—the stars of and creative forces behind Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz—will team up next with Seth Rogen for the sci-fi E.T. comedy Paul.
Pegg and Frost co-wrote Paul and star as English sci-fi fans who encounter an actual alien, voiced by Rogen, as they tour America to see famous UFO sites (after a stop at Comic-Con in San Diego). Rogen’s Paul is a computer-generated alien, and Superbad director Greg Mottola has completed filming in and around Albuquerque, N.M.