Thursday, December 22, 2016

SF WEDNESDAY: SF CLASSIC 'METROPOLIS' TO BECOME MINI TV SERIES! IGNACIO SERRICCHIO JOINS 'LOST IN SPACE' TV SERIES REMAKE! 'LOST PROPERTY OFFICE' YA BOOK GETS ADAPTATION

   'LOST IN SPACE'  REMAKE
IGNACIO SERRICCHIO JOINS CAST
Just some sf news for you, beginning with the new cast addition for the TV series remake of LOST IN SPACE: Ignacio Serricchio has joined Toby Stephens who plays the father of the Robinson family, which is forced to come together in a time of crisis. Stranded light years from their intended destination, they find themselves battling a strange new alien environment and also their own personal demons. Ignacio will be Don West, a roughneck smuggling luxury goods on the side who finds in the Robinsons the family he never thought he would find.

'METRO POLIS' TO BECOME MINI TV SERIES 
Meanwhile, Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail will turn Fritz Lang's 1927 sf classic METROPOLIS into a mini series! With $10 million per episode, it will follow a future society where wealthy industrialists rule the vast city from high rise complexes, while a lower class of underground dwelling workers toil to operate the machines that provide its power. Risking everything they know, two star crossed lovers from opposite sides of the divide must find a way to bring down the whole system.

   'THE LOST PROPERTY OFFICE'  
SELLS MOVIE RIGHTS TO SONY
Sony has bought the movie rights on fantasy YA novel from James R. Hannibal THE LOST PROPERTY OFFICE published last month which follows a teen named Jack Buckles, who, uncanny at locating missing things, tests his mettle and searches for his father, who disappeared in London without a trace. He ultimately uncovers that the old man wasn’t who he claimed to be. He was a member of The “Lost Property Office”, a secret magical society of gifted detective “Trackers,” who’ve served the Crown for centuries. Jack’s own membership is his inheritance. He will uncover the great mysteries of London and calamities to come as he tries to bring his father home. To do that he must find what the nefarious Clockmaker is after: the Ember, which holds a secret kept since the Great Fire of London.

16 comments:

  1. That book -- "The Lost Property Office" -- sounds quite good. Interesting premise!

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    1. I wonder if they return lost minds too?

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  2. The Lost Property Office sounds like something I might enjoy. I do love the shiny beetle looking bug on the cover.

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  3. That cover for The Lost Property Office is quite captivating.

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  4. Lost in Space needs a remake. You don't hear me say that very often.

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    1. Be good... or get lost.

      Deep huh?

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    2. I'll give it a go, although I did find Toby Stephens' BLACK SAILS utterly boring

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    3. Well, it might be good. Just have a look.

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    4. we'll still be young and fresh.... thanks to cryonics

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  5. The Lost Property Office...I guess I have read the novel but not finish it..

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    1. it is one of those YA novels I guess....

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