Syfy is taking one giant leap with its 2015 development slate, ordering a miniseries adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s novel 3001: The Final Odyssey, TVLine has learned.
Clarke’s final Odyssey book resolves the story that began in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Beginning with the discovery of Frank Poole’s frozen body, floating in space, 3001 “offers an extraordinary range of complex characters with conflicting agendas, stunning visuals, and dark thematic meditations on the final fate of all Humankind,” per Syfy.
Stuart Beattie (Pirates of the Caribbean, Collateral) will pen the adaptation and serve as executive producer alongside Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker.
Clarke’s Odyssey series spanned over 30 years, with the initial publication of 2001 in 1968, and the final 3001 in 1997. The former, of course, was turned into an Oscar-winning film directed by Stanley Kubrick. According to Syfy, the estates of both Kubrick and Clarke “have offered their full support” for the project.
“I have always been a fan of Clarke’s extraordinary Odyssey series, and certainly Kubrick’s adaptation of 2001,” said Scott in a statement. “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.”