jD was the original writer of the infamous Battlefield Earth. Yep. That movie.

His draft got John Travolta attached to play Johnny Goodbye Tyler. j

D left the project due to creative differences with the studio, MGM. Travolta went on to play the Terl and BE went on to win the infamous, “Razzie Award: Worst Movie of the Decade.”

To find out how Battlefield Earth became a mess read jD’s humorous NY Post piece:

 

 

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