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A Reason To Be Thankful

Looks like there are no plans from director Ron Maxwell to bring Jeff Shaara’s The Last Full Measure to the big screen.  From Shaara’s website:

REGARDING “THE LAST FULL MEASURE”:

Many of you have written, asking if the film version of this book is being produced, to complete the Civil War trilogy. Unfortunately, because of the poor box office results for “Gods and Generals”, Ted Turner has dropped all plans to finance a film version of “Last Full Measure”. Someone else may yet step forward, but so far, no one in Hollywood has shown interest. Despite the many rumors to the contrary, I’m sorry to say that no film is now in the works.

Is anyone really surprised that no one has stepped forward to fund these ridiculous scripts?  I would like to think that the failure of Gods and Generals is a reflection of the sophistication of the average moviegoer.