A decade ago, screenwriter J.D. Shapiro adapted L. Ron Hubbard’s “Battlefield Earth” for the big-screen.
That work won Shapiro a Razzie for the worst screenplay of the year and even to this day many consider “Battlefield Earth” one of the worst films ever committed to celluloid.
Now Shapiro is talking about his experience writing the film.
“Let me start by apologizing to anyone who went to see “Battlefield Earth,'” he writes in the New York Post. “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.
“Now, looking back at the movie with fresh eyes, I can’t help but be strangely proud of it. Because out of all the sucky movies, mine is the suckiest,” he adds.
To read more about the journey and the script writing process (including a hilarious “pull my finger” gag), click HERE.