Battlefield Earth Screenwriter Tells All


"Come, Forest! We're late for our codpiece-enlargening appointment!"

When I was in high school, I did a few movie review segments for the campus close-circuit TV show. My best work was when I skewered the John Travolta travesty Battlefield Earth, calling it out for one of the worst scripts in film history.

Well, head on over to /Film for the true story of the movie’s inception, told by the screenwriter himself.  According to J.D. Shapiro (who gave us Robin Hood: Men in Tights, so a little respect, please), he showed up at Scientology H.Q. because he heard it was a great place to meet chicks, and ended up in a meeting with Travolta by complete chance.  An entertaining read.

[via /Film]

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