SciFi Wire is reporting that Sony Columbia has won the film rights to Issac Asimov’s Foundation saga. Roland Emmerich (Stargate, Independence Day, the Godzilla remake, The Day After Tomorrow) is slated to direct.

I had a semi-open mind for all this until I saw that Emmerich was slated to direct. A lot of his recent stuff, frankly, has been eye candy, at best, absolute dren at worst, and he tends to write his own films (or make enough changes to get himself a writer credit), which doesn’t help things any. I’m going to have major reservations until this movie is in theaters, unless a better director is put onto the project.

All things considered, I’d rather have Spielberg than Emmerich.