Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Ridley Scott 2001: Space Odyssey Sequel TV Show On Way

2001p2.jpg
2001p1.jpg

Sci-fi fans are really having a great time of things at the moment.

Hot on the heels of the release of Christopher Nolan's epic Interstellar movie comes the news that Ridley Scott is to direct a TV miniseries of 3001: The Final Odyssey.

It will be based on the 1997 book of the same name by Arthur C. Clarke; which was the fourth and final part in his Space Odyssey series; 2001: A Space Odyssey being the first. Syfy is behind the series with Stuart Beattie (Pirates of the Carribean/Collateral) in as screenwriter and executive producer alongside Scott and David W. Zucker (The Good Wife, Numbers).

It begins with Dr. Frank Poole being reawoken after 1000 years of deep freeze and returned to a hugely changed Earth. Meanwhile, humans have coloned Ganymede and Callisto, while TMA-1, the black monolith discovered on the Moon, has been brought to earth.

Excitingly, the project has the full support of both Kubrick's estate (Kubrick, of course, directed the original film) - and Clarke. It's slated to hit screens in 2015 and essentially, it sounds like if you love sci-fi and space, you're going to love this.

[via SlashFilm]

(Images: AllStar)

Related

spaceodyssey1.jpg

2001: A Space Odyssey in 60 Seconds

STANLEY_KUBRICK_ctn46737.jpg

Remembering Kubrick

Interstellar3.jpg

Jonathan Nolan Talks Interstellar

hero4.jpg

40 Coolest Sci-Fi Book Covers

mccartney rexfeatures_1089366a.jpg

19 Songs Rejected For Movies

shining.jpg

Eye-catching Stanley Kubrick Artwork

Comments

More

Making a Murderer's Brendan Dassey moves one step closer to freedom

Will he finally get out?

by Dave Fawbert
23 Jun 2017

Here's your first look at the new zones on 'The Crystal Maze'

It's back on TV this week

by Tom Victor
22 Jun 2017

Does the new 'Game of Thrones' trailer hint at Jon Snow dying again?

It sounds ominous

by Alex Finnis
22 Jun 2017

BBC News screw-up accidentally airs two minutes of silence

No news is good news

by Dave Fawbert
21 Jun 2017

'Sherlock' writers Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat making 'Dracula' show

This is going to be massive

by Alex Finnis
21 Jun 2017

Friends creator finally responds to that dark Phoebe fan theory

Marta Kauffman has addressed the dark theory that Phoebe is a delusional homeless woman

by Emily Reynolds
20 Jun 2017

How many of these 30 'Big Brother' contestants can you name?

Take a trip down reality TV memory lane

by Gary Ogden
20 Jun 2017

Who is Britain’s hardest TV chef?

We make them fight to the death to find out

by Sam Diss
20 Jun 2017

Josh didn't invite Drake to his wedding and it's heartbreaking

Snub me, brotha

by Alex Finnis
20 Jun 2017

Can you name all 20 superstars in this '90s WWE quiz?

Are you a main eventer? Or just a middling jobber?

by Carl Anka
19 Jun 2017