Now most other places are announcing this news with a “worst f*cking news ever” tagline.  But, looking at his IMDB page, I see only one film directed by Paul W.S. Anderson that I can say I didn’t enjoy (Soldier).  But I loved the hell out of Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil, Death Race, and especially Event Horizon.

So why all the Paul Anderson hate?  I think he’d be a great director to tackle the adventures of Buck Rogers, a wartime pilot who gets sucked into the 25th Century and goes on all kinds of cool adventures.

I love the idea of Buck Rogers, but I can honestly say I’ve never followed any iteration of the character (whether it be the old TV show, comics, or anything) with any regularity.  Any fans of Buck out there?  How do you take this news?

In the meantime, take a gander at the new Buck Rogers online series being produced by Cawley Entertainment, which looks to stay in the spirit of the original series.