Roger Christian, back in the year of our Lord 2000 unleased unto the world a force. A force that made 20 somethings cry and also made terminal cancer seem not that bad. That force was called Battlefield Earth – a movie that people are still talking about for all the reasons that a film director wouldn’t want people talking about their movie 4 years later.
Now, I will give Roger some credit… Battlefield Earth was so monumentally bad, it couldn’t have all been his fault. I’m sure he’s capable of directing something I’d like, but I haven’t seen it yet. He was the Art director for “Monty Python’s Life of Brian” back in ’79 – that counts. However, Battlefield Earth is his only helmed commercial mainstream movie.
Now, this actually slips into the rumour drawer so take your grain of salt…
Harry over at ainitcool.com in a recent article, made a brief side note that Battlefield Earth director Roger Christian is going to be directing Mortal Kombat 3. Personally, I can’t see how this would be possible and why someone would bother giving him another “large” movie project without seeing a “redemption” project first is beyond my capacity for rational thought. And the movie they are handing him is bound to suck in the first place. Actually… maybe that’s why. In which case, that’s just mean.
– At the time of writing, I’ve no evidence to support this, but I’ve also no evidence discrediting it either.