New Buck Rogers blasts off in 3-D

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Seems like every time we turn around, there's a new adaptation of the classic sci-fi story Buck Rogers taking off; now comes word that Paul W.S. Anderson—the guy behind the Resident Evil movies—will direct a new 3-D movie.

The good news is that the script is being written by Iron Man co-writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, and we love Iron Man.

Here's what Variety said about the movie, which will again center on the fighter pilot who finds himself in the 25th century:

Details of the plot are being kept under wraps, but it will essentially revolve around a relatable present-day hero flung into the future.

The character would be the latest pop culture icon that Anderson has transitioned to film after launching franchises based on videogames or comicbooks, including "Resident Evil," "Mortal Kombat" and "Alien vs. Predator." He also was attached to a "Spy Hunter" pic.

The latest installment in the Resident Evil franchise was shot in high-def 3-D and opens in September.

This gets us thinking of the uber-hot Erin Gray as Col. Wilma Deering in that tight white outfit ...

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