SF Signal reports that Arthur C. Clarke’s 3001: The Final Odyssey is to be adapted by SyFy.
Ridley Scott’s production company Scott Free Prods. and Warner Horizon Television are developing the miniseries. Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Clayton Krueger and Stuart Beattie will serve as producers. Beattie is also the screen writer for the project. His writing credits include the Pirates of the Caribbeans films, 30 Days of Night, I, Frankenstein and the upcoming Tarzan and Halo films. The estates of both Kubrick and Clarke have offered their full support for the 3001: The Final Odyssey miniseries.
Scott has the chops, but I’ve never been a fan of Clarke’s Space Odyssey series. Still, it’s nice to see SyFy getting back to core S/F.
Adaptation Watch: Arthur C. Clarke’s 3001: THE FINAL ODYSSEY to be Developed as SyFy TV Miniseries Produced by Ridley Scott