Netflix has optioned John Scalzi’s military science fiction novel Old Man’s War

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After years of teases and dead ends, we might yet get an adaptation of John Scalzi’s 2006 military science fiction novel Old Man’s War. Deadline reports that Netflix has optioned the book to develop as a film, with Scalzi coming on board as an executive producer.

Scalzi’s fans have been down this path before, though. Paramount Pictures previously optioned the novel and its sequels in 2011, with Wolfgang Petersen attached to direct. The Syfy Channel began developing the series in 2014. Both projects petered out. Still, Scalzi tells The Verge he’s optimistic about the project, pointing to Netflix’s recent track record with genre stories like Stranger Things and the recent Stephen King adaptation 1922, plus Altered Carbon, which is on the…

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