This thread is the first I've heard of the film. I remember liking the book, but it's not showing ANYWHERE in Chicago. Even if it's another Battlefield Earth, I'd kind of like to see it.
Off topic, on the subject of Battlefield Earth, I also read the book and liked it in the way I liked Heinlein books. It's not great literature, but fun to read. Battlefield Earth wasn't a great movie, but it had a few moments. I will openly admit, I kind of liked it. I also slept through Wild Strawberries 6 times and declared it boring.