Wednesday, September 30, 2015

NEW MOVIE ADAPTATIONS: CLIVE BARKER'S 'WEAVEWORLD', ROBERT HEINLEIN'S 'MAN WHO SOLD THE MOON', FREDERIK POHL'S 'GATEAWAY' TO BECOME SERIES. YA NOVEL 'WONDERLING' TO BECOME STEPHEN DALDRY FILM?

CLIVE BARKER'S WEAVEWORLD
TO BECOME A CW SF SERIES
There have been a number of adaptations announced, beginning with Clive Barker's WEAVEWORLD which is to be turned into a CW TV series! The story will follow an app designer who teams up with a young pastry chef who has just discovered that she is destined to be guardian of a mythological realm that can be accessed through a portal in an old Savannah mansion. Together, they fight an epic battle with evil forces who are vying for control of the magical world.
WONDER -LING
Fox 2000 is to make Mira Bartok's partial futuristic YA book manuscript THE WONDERLING into a Stephen Daldry movie! The book which is yet to be shopped to publishers follows a half human half fox who, with a half human half bird journeys from an orphanage to the city to save music.

'THE MAN WHO SOLD THE MOON'
NEW HEINLEIN'S ADAPTATION
Meanwhile, Allen Bein is to turn Robert Heinlein's science fiction classic THE MAN WHO SOLD THE MOON into television series as well about a businessman possessed by a dream to take humanity off Earth. As a young entrepreneur, he starts a private space company to colonize the moon and create the home he never had. He is driven to the brink while single-handedly ushering the entire human race to its next evolutionary step.

FREDERIK POHL'S GATEAWAY
 TO BECOME SYFY TV SERIES
And SyFy will make a TV series out of Frederik Pohl's novel GATEWAY in which humanity discovers an asteroid teeming with the long abandoned spaceships of an advanced alien race setting in motion a gold rush for alien artefacts and technology. The ships are pre-programmed, transporting their voyagers to distant worlds of riches or certain death. Undaunted by the peril or the odds, prospector Robinette Broadhead gambles everything on a journey to GATEWAY. After one nightmare mission, he returns to extraordinary wealth and luxury, but is haunted by the loss of his crewmates, including the love of his life.

36 comments:

  1. Lots of sci fi huh Dezzy? I like those cute little moon outfits.

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    1. they'd be ever so handy for some gardening!

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  2. Sometimes I'd rather buy the moon. Do you know what I mean?

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    1. Likea home from home when this planet is driving me crazy.

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    2. or less... the time has passed.....

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  3. Sci fi overload! Sounds like some great books for movie/TV adaptations.

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  4. Wow! They all sound good.
    How are you doing, Dez?

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    1. I'm cold :) The temps suddenly dropped to around 10*C here and it is still too early to start with the heating!

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  5. So, the way into the movies now is to write a novel? Poor screenwriters.

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    1. Write? It seems all you need is an unfinished draft :)

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  6. I guess they can't come up with anything original just like all the other reboots constantly being released.
    We need new ideas!!

    Lots of Sci Fi...
    Sci Fi may become reality soon now that we have discovered running water on Mars. They should make that a new movie concept.
    Sci Fi may be

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    1. That wasn't running water disovered, that was a marketing stunt for MARTIAN movie :)

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    2. it could be just our imagination, you know....

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  7. Too much Sci Fi for me today. I can take it in small doses, but none of these appeal to me today :(

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    1. Ah, it's been such a slow week in movie news that I'm using my last reserves to write posts... I'm scared to think of tonight's post because I have no more stories in my vaults :(

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    2. no, in my stash..... just relying on day to day

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  8. I remember reading Weaveworld in the '90s. It wowed me. I saw it more as movie material, rather than TV material, but it should be interesting.

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    1. they do say it is the strangest of materials for an adaptation :)

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  9. Nice to see some of these adapted to screen.

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  10. I really am a fan of all things from the CW, so I'll have to give it a shot.

    I'm currently into season 1 of the originals. Brilliant and sexy are the 2 words that come to mind. Lol

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    1. yes, that blond haired god from Originals is rather nom... he has a full naked scene in BEN HUR mini series from a few years ago :)

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    2. Shut up!!!! I'm off to google. Tell me he's really Brittish. Please. Lol

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    3. No, idea... could be... but in that scene he is casually showering at the beach full naked and he is showing his Bum Hur like it's nothing :)

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  11. Those all look like good books. I like the cover of Weaveworld. It will be interesting to see how they turn out on TV.

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    1. Hope it will be something very imaginative!

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  12. Wow - each story seems interesting. Hopefully I'll see at least one of them.

    Stay warm, best you can, Dezz.

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)