Did we all see the same trailer? Looks pretty awesome to me.
I know there were lots of development issues. The script was originally written by Babylon5 chief JMS. That script was leaked to Aint-It-Cool news, and did a fairly good job of following the book, which is pretty tough since the book does not have a linear, single plot.
The studios complained, and at the last second, had the entire JMS script dumped, and rewritten, focusing on the "action bits" from the book, and leaving out much of the rest. But in the current script, Brad Pitts role is working at the UN, recording the history of the aftermath.... so that sounds familiar.
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