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46 Years After Landmark Film, Arthur C. Clarke’s ‘Space Odyssey’ Series Heads to TV — With Another Sci-Fi Master Behind It

Nov 4, 2014  •  Post A Comment

A TV project is in the works that’s based on science-fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke’s “Odyssey” series — 46 years after the release of the landmark film “2001: A Space Odyssey,” directed by Stanley Kubrick.

Deadline.com reports that the new project is a Syfy miniseries based on “3001: The Final Odyssey,” the fourth and final book in the Clarke series.

Ridley Scott, who has a sci-fi classic of his own among his credits — having directed the 1982 feature “Blade Runner” — is on board as an executive producer.

“I have always been a fan of Clarke’s extraordinary ‘Odyssey’ series, and certainly Kubrick’s adaptation of ‘2001,’” Scott said. “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.”

“3001” comes from his Scott Free Productions and Warner Horizon TV, and begins with the discovery of astronaut Frank Poole’s frozen body floating in space. The project will be written by film writer Stuart Beattie of “Pirates of the Caribbean,” who will also serve as an executive producer along with Scott and David W. Zucker, with Clayton Krueger serving as co-executive producer.

The first book in Clarke’s series was made into the 1968 film from Kubrick, while the second book in the series was made into the 1984 movie “2010,” which was directed by Peter Hyams. Deadline notes that both the Clarke and Kubrick estates have given their approvals for the Syfy miniseries.

3001-The Final Odyssey-book cover

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  1. Its good to see the science fiction channel (hate the Syfy monicker) going back to its roots…ow budget reality shows and wrasslin did a lot to besmirch the brand.

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