In perusing i09, my favorite Sci-Fi blog, I came across two stories which I couldn’t wait to share!
First, in this interview, Ridley Scott says he’s filming a version of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. “Because when you look at the two players or visionaries in the field, at that moment [it] would be Huxley and it would be Orwell and that was 60 or 75 years ago. They were predictions in a way, they weren’t aware at the time, but they were predictions.”
Second, they reported that AMC will be showing a television version of Kim Stanley Robinson’s Red Mars. “”This fits in with our bigger vision of wanting series that feel like cinematic one-hour movies,” said Christina Wayne, senior vp original series and miniseries at AMC. “We’re always looking for big genres but to do them in slightly different ways so they feel fresh and new,” she added.” They also announced another project in development, based on Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold’s book about magician Charles Carter and his role in President Harding’s death.