So, the people who used to run New Line Films are unemployed and want to start up a new production house. Since New Line’s biggest hits were the Lord of the Rings films, they think, “Huh, trilogy, beloved by millions,” and come up with Isaac Asimov’s Foundation books. Which are great, but hardly filmic, since they mostly consist of talking while all the action is offscreen.
A few years ago, someone else was working on a Foundation movie, and I said that was gonna suck too. Never happened, thankfully. The idiots who were making that were concerned that Asimov was, gasp, “intellectual”.