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Ridley Scott developing a sequel series to ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

November 4th, 2014 by Andrew McCarroll Comments

The Syfy (seriously?) channel announced a sequel miniseries to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is in the works, and Ridley Scott is on board as executive producer. The new series, 3001: The Final Odyssey, will be based on classic sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke’s novel of the same name, and will reportedly see release sometime in 2015.

The show will be adapted for the screen by Pirates of the Caribbean scribe Stuart Beattie. If the show stays true to the book the series will follow astronaut Frank Poole who, after being thrown into deep space by HAL-9000 in 2001, is reawakened 1000 years into Earth’s future.

Scott, for his part, is excited to be joining the project. In an official statement, the Alien director said:

“I have always been a fan of Clarke’s extraordinary Odyssey series, and certainly Kubrick’s adaptation of 2001. I am thrilled to be part of bringing that legacy to audiences and continuing the great cinematic tradition that this story and its creators deserve.”

This is only the latest project with Scott attached. The director has already worked on the new Halo series Halo:Nightfall, due out later this month.

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Andrew McCarroll never quite built on the dizzying career heights that he hit at 6 years old, when as a member of the “Ghostbusters” he would charge his neighbours to remove any unwanted spectres. Now retired from slaying spooks, he spends his time obsessing over superheroes (especially Batman) and devouring shows like Dexter, Game of Thrones and Archer in a manner that would make Galactus proud. You can follow his rants on twitter @andymc1983

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