If you loved Bong Joon Ho‘s English-language debut Snowpiercer that was on many year-end favorites lists, including the lists of some of Geeks of Doom’s own contributors, more stories set in that world might be on the way.
It’s being reported that the rights to the film have been optioned, with the intention of adapting it into a new TV series. Marty Adelstein‘s Tomorrow Studios optioned the rights to adapt the movie into a new show, and Josh Friedman has been set to write the script.
Of the announcement, Adelstein had this to say:
“We are very excited to be working with Josh on this incredible story. As such a prolific and innovative writer he is the ideal person to create a massive new world in this adaptation. This is an expansive, high-concept project and we are thrilled to be a part of reimagining it for television.”
With Friedman adding:
“I couldnâ€™t be more excited for the opportunity. Marty and Becky are the perfect partners to help me bring this world to TV. Iâ€™m a huge fan of director Bongâ€™s films, especially Snowpiercer. Itâ€™s great the way the best sci-fi is great â€” thoughtful, political, funny, scary and sly. And itâ€™s on a train. A big fâ€”ing train. What more could you want?”
Previous TV shows that Friedman has been a part of include Terminator: The Sarach Connor Chronicles, which he created, wrote, and executive produced; The Finder, which he wrote an episode of and was a consulting producer on; and the pirate adventure drama Crossbones, which he wrote an episode of and was a co-executive producer on. He also executive produced and wrote the pilot episode for the Locke & Key TV series that never was, and is an executive producer on the Wizard of Oz miniseries Emerald City. Movie screenplays he’s worked on include Chain Reaction, Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds, Brian De Palma’s The Black Dahlia, and James Cameron’s Avatar 2 and Avatar 3.
No word yet on what network this potential show might air on or when we might see it arrive on our television screens.
[Source: Live Feed]