Still nursing your brain after watching Interstellar? Well if you thought that was a sci-fi shaped mind-bender, just you wait until Foundation, an adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s novel series of the same name primed to blast onto HBO.
Formally planned as a one-off blockbuster by cinematic city-leveler Roland Emmerich, The Wrap are reporting that Asimov’s classic trilogy is about to be adapted for the small screen by Interstellar writer Jonathan Nolan, currently working with HBO on a reboot of Westworld.
And as fans of Asimov’s genius will attest, it’s not going to be an easy task, what with Foundation concerning a scientist who can read the future using algorithms, a galaxy of humans scattered on various planets living under the rule of the Galactic Empire and an impending dark age for mankind. Daytime TV this ain't.
Nolan previously hinted at the project when telling Indiewire about his love of the book series, saying, “I fucking love the Foundation novels by Isaac Asimov — they're certainly not well-known, but that's a set of books I think everyone would benefit from reading. That's a set of books where the influence they have is just fucking massive; they have many imitators and many have been inspired by them, but go back and read those, and there are some ideas in those that'll set your fucking hair on fire.
Given Nolan’s current projects and the size of the project that awaits him, don’t expect to see it aired until 2016 at the very least, giving you more than enough time to discover the original books if you haven’t already.
[Via: The Wrap]