I’ve been waiting for this for so long. The screenwriter who penned Battlefield Earth has just apologized publicly for his involvement in The Razzie’s winner for Worst Film of the Decade. Excerpts:
“Let me start by apologizing to anyone who went to see Battlefield Earth.
It wasn’t as I intended — promise. No one sets out to make a train wreck. Actually, comparing it to a train wreck isn’t really fair to train wrecks, because people actually want to watch those… Scientology… was a great place to meet women… My script was very, VERY different than what ended up on the screen. My screenplay was darker, grittier and had a very compelling story with rich characters. What my screenplay didn’t have was slow motion at every turn, Dutch tilts, campy dialogue, aliens in KISS boots, and everyone wearing Bob Marley wigs”
Read the letter in it’s entirety via New York Post.
Apparently there is still justice in the world.