Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Jonathan Nolan Adapting Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy For HBO

Nolan11.jpg
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]

Related

Interstellar3.jpg

Jonathan Nolan Talks Interstellar

2001p2.jpg

Ridley Scott 2001: Space Odyssey Sequel TV Show On Way

Ash.jpg

Evil Dead TV Series On The Way

TwinPeaks4.jpg

New Twin Peaks Book to Precede TV Comeback

vince1.jpg

Vince Vaughn Joins True Detective Season Two

STANLEY_KUBRICK_ctn46737.jpg

Remembering Kubrick

Comments

More

Why every true crime fan should be watching 'The Keepers'

A true crime hit - but with something extra

by Dan Dalton
26 May 2017

Philomena Cunk is returning to screens with 'Cunk On Britain'

What is Britain and who decided it was great?

by Matt Tate
26 May 2017

Aziz Ansari is in the driving seat, and he's settling in for the ride

We spoke to the man who's become a cultural force about diversity, pasta and doing Indian accents

by Chris Mandle
26 May 2017

Watch Gordon Ramsay and Kevin Spacey have a swearing match

Has Ramsay finally met his match?

by Matt Tate
25 May 2017

A scene-by-scene breakdown of the new 'Game of Thrones' trailer

"If we don't put aside our enmities and band together, we will die"

by Alex Finnis
25 May 2017

Channel 4 accidentally air sweary Gordon Ramsay show at 11am

Wonder what they said in the control room when they realised?

by Gary Ogden
24 May 2017

Here's how much Aziz Ansari's 'Master of None' Italian summer costs

Allorrrrrrra

by Sam Diss
24 May 2017

'Game of Thrones' season seven apparently has a "much faster pace"

Shit's about to hit the fan in Westeros

by Alex Finnis
24 May 2017

James Corden makes impassioned tribute to Manchester in wake of attack

“If it was even possible, the spirit of the people of Manchester will grow even stronger this evening”

by Gary Ogden
23 May 2017

"I won": Why Face Off is Breaking Bad’s greatest episode

It's over. Stop making television. This is it

by Ralph Jones
22 May 2017