Arthur C. Clarke’s 3001: The Final Odyssey gets greenlight from SYFY

Published On November 4, 2014 » 870 Views» By Darren Dimmick » Headlines, News, TV
Syfy have confirmed that they will be going into production with a new mini series entitled 3001: The Final Odyssey, with Ridley Scott attached to produce.

The 3001: The Final Odyssey, an adaptation of the Arthur C. Clarke novel of the same name which is a follow up to 2001: A Space Odyssey and serves as the final instalment in his four-novel Odyssey series.

2001: A space Odyssey got its movie adaption back in 1968, directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Keir Dullea.

The sequel will be based on the 1997 novel, the fourth and final novel in the series, and is set, as you might have guessed, a thousand years after the events of the first book/the events of Stanley Kubrick’s iconic film. Gary Lockwood’s character from the movie, Dr Frank Poole, plays a central role – awakening on a strange planet amidst the potential return of the Monolith.

Poole’s freeze-dried body is discovered in the Kuiper belt by a comet-collecting space tug named the Goliath, and revived. Poole is next taken home to explore and learn about the Earth in the year 3001. Some of its notable features include the BrainCap, a brain-computer interface technology; genetically-engineered dinosaur servants; a space drive; and four gigantic space elevators located evenly around the Equator.

Stuart Beattie (Pirates of The Caribbean) is penning the adaptation, which is being produced for Syfy by Scott Free Productions and Warner Horizon Television. The executive producers are Beattie, Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker; while Clayton Krueger serves as co-executive producer.

We will keep you posted on the development of this.

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