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Old July 30 2014, 09:13 AM   #3211
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Syfy developing alien invasion drama

Syfy has put in development Absolute Zero, a futuristic thriller from
former Burn Notice co-executive producer Michael Horowitz, Universal
Cable Prods and Doug Liman and David Bartis’ studio-based Hypnotic.

Set in 2124, Absolute Zero follows the denizens of a remote mining
colony who discover a dangerous new species on a moon of Jupiter,
setting off the first stage of an alien invasion ultimately heading
for Earth. Horowitz is writing the scriphorowitzt and will executive
produce with Hypnotic’s Liman, Bartis and Gene Klein.
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Old August 5 2014, 06:54 AM   #3212
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Could be cool, I love alien invasion stories.
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Old August 5 2014, 07:00 AM   #3213
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Please, no more alien hybrid superpowered children of destiny please.
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Old August 5 2014, 10:58 PM   #3214
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Oscar-nominated director Wolfgang Petersen (Das Boot, Air Force One) and Scott Stuber (Safe House, Ted) are set to develop Ghost Brigades, based on John Scalzi’s Hugo Award-nominated Old Man’s War book series, Syfy said today. Jake Thornton and Ben Lustig (both currently developing Winter’s Knight for Columbia Pictures) have been signed to write the pilot.
Ghost Brigades, the sequel to Old Man’s War, follows John Perry, who enlists at 75 in the Colonial Defense Force to fight a centuries-long war for man’s expansion into the cosmos. Technology allows experiences and consciousness to be transplanted into younger bodies that are outfitted to endure the harsher rigors of war in space. However, soon after John arrives, he finds himself involved with a mysterious woman and at the center of an unraveling conspiracy involving an elite fighting force known as the Ghost Brigades.
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Old August 7 2014, 07:55 AM   #3215
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Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro & More Join HBO Drama Pilot ‘Westworld’
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Old August 7 2014, 08:23 AM   #3216
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Unless they are radically changing the series, that character isn't the central focus.
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Old August 7 2014, 02:07 PM   #3217
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Unless they are radically changing the series, that character isn't the central focus.
They might well be radically changing it. Recall the example of FlashForward. The main character from the book was made a supporting character in the show, as well as being made younger, more attractive, and English rather than Canadian; and most of the rest of the cast was entirely original to the show, with the focus shifted to law-enforcement protagonists. And they changed the interval of the flashforward from decades into the future to just long enough to fit in a single TV season.
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Old August 8 2014, 12:02 AM   #3218
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Unless they are radically changing the series, that character isn't the central focus.
For the first book's story, he could qualify as co-lead. I think as many pages are devoted to him as are to Holden. But you're right, for Jane to stick around on the show, some MAJOR alterations will be in order.
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Old August 9 2014, 05:06 AM   #3219
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James Marsden, Eddie Rouse & More Join HBO Drama Pilot ‘Westworld’
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Wow, that Westworld pilot sure is assembling a pretty impressive cast! Is this going to be HBO's first true sci-fi show? (If you don't count The Leftovers)
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Old August 11 2014, 06:48 AM   #3221
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I think so. I'm not as familiar with some of the stuff they did back in the '80s like The Storyteller and Fraggle Rock, so could they could have had something sci-fi in that era. But for the post-Sopranos era it is.
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Old August 11 2014, 03:11 PM   #3222
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Looking on Wikipedia, I find there was a short-lived 1997 anthology called Perversions of Science, a sci-fi-oriented spinoff of Tales from the Crypt, adapting stories from EC's Weird Science comics. But that's about it.
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Old August 11 2014, 03:54 PM   #3223
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Unless they are radically changing the series, that character isn't the central focus.
For the first book's story, he could qualify as co-lead. I think as many pages are devoted to him as are to Holden. But you're right, for Jane to stick around on the show, some MAJOR alterations will be in order.
well he's there in all of so far in em.. one form or another. Sadly the problem is going to be they will neuter Chrisjen Avasarala's character and all the wonderful lines she gets...
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I'm really, really hoping HBO doesn't use a Western theme like the original for this. If they do, I out from the start unfortunately - Hopkins or not.
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Old August 11 2014, 07:09 PM   #3225
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What would you prefer for Westworld?
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