Legendary TV has bought the rights to a science-fiction novel that the company plans to adapt for a TV project. Variety reports that Legendary will make a pilot based on “Lock In,” by bestselling writer John Scalzi.
In the book, about 1 percent of Americans are infected with a virus that causes them to be “locked in,” or paralyzed but conscious. Twenty-five years after the virus spread throughout the population, the victims are able to borrow bodies of “integrators,” but when one paralyzed patient is murdered, the FBI investigates.
As previously reported, Syfy is developing a drama based on Scalzi’s Hugo-nominated series of books “Old Man’s War.”