Ridley Scott to Adapt Arthur C. Clarke Novel ’3001′ for SyFy
Syfy are developing a miniseries adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s 3001: The Final Odyssey with Scott Free Prods. and Warner Horizon Television.
Syfy president Dave Howe said,
“Arthur C. Clarke is the father of modern science fiction, We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Scott Free and Warner Horizon Television to bring to the screen, for the very first time, the final chapter of this extraordinary masterpiece.”
The final Odyssey tale continues the story spawned in 2001: A Space Odyssey, and begins with the discovery of Frank Poole’s frozen body floating in space.
The Odyssey series has spanned over three decades, with the initial publication of 2001 in 1968, and concluding with 3001 in 1997.
The original Stanley Kubrick film has become a classic, while 2010: Odyssey Two has been the only other novel in the four-book series to be filmed.
The 3001 miniseries is the second Clarke project set up at Syfy.