Emmerich's Foundation To Be Shot Avatar-Style

Roland ("how many ways can I destroy the world?") Emmerich is planning to shoot his big screen version of Isaac Asimov's vast space opera Foundation as a 3D motion-capture epic in the style of Avatar, claims an article on MTV.com . He's also planning to make a trilogy of Foundation films.

"The Avatar technology applies to Foundation," says Emmerich. "It has to be done all CG because I would not know how to shoot this thing in real."

"Probably now all big movies have to be 3D," he adds. "I think now everybody who does bigger movies has to shoot them in 3D. I think there's no way around it. I was on the set of Avatar and I saw how it worked and I really thought, 'That's the ultimate way of making movies.' "

Emmerich is expecting to receive the latest version of the script from Robert (Saving Private Ryan) Rodat by the end of this week.