Friday, March 28, 2008

Children of Men: The Series?

It looks like David Eick is starting another TV series, this one based off of the novel Children of Men, by PD James, which was also the source of a 2006 movie:

Children of Men: The series
Since it looks like Bionic Woman is not coming back to NBC, although nothing's been confirmed, the executive producer is moving on. David Eick is writing a pilot based on the Alfonso CuarĂ³n film Children of Men for SciFi.
The film, brilliantly directed by the Mexican filmmaker, was a grim tale about the future -- England in 2027 -- where women have become completely infertile and the human race faces a major crises with less than a century to survive.
At the SciFi Channel's upfront, Eick said the proposed TV series would veer closer to the source material, P.D. James' novel. "It's really taking root more in the origins of the novels in that it will focus on the cultural movement in which young people become the society's utter focus."
Eick's version of Children of Men will also not star Clive Owen, Julianne Moore nor Michael Caine, who were all in the 2006 feature film. The TV Children of Men is going to question how society defines responsibility, freedom and a sense of values when it doesn't necessarily believe humans will survive as a species. "It's not really a war show like the movie was. It's more an exploration of that issue."
Eick is also preparing Caprica, a prequel to Battlestar Galactica for SciFi.
I would watch this - the movie was brilliant, and I can sort of see this being a series.

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