Syfy, Ridley Scott to Adapt Arthur C. Clarke Novel ‘3001’

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    Syfy, Ridley Scott to Adapt Arthur C. Clarke Novel ‘3001’
    November 3, 2014 | 10:01AM PT
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    Syfy developing a miniseries adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s “3001: The Final Odyssey” with Scott Free Prods. and Warner Horizon Television.

    Screenwriter Stuart Beattie is on tap to pen the adaptation of the book that is the final sequel to Clarke’s classic tome “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

    Beattie, Scott Free’s Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker will exec produce. Clayton Krueger will serve as co-executive producer.

    “Arthur C. Clarke is the father of modern science fiction,” said Syfy president Dave Howe. “We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Scott Free and Warner Horizon Television to bring to the screen, for the very first time, the final chapter of this extraordinary masterpiece.”

    The final “Odyssey” tale continues the story spawned in “2001: A Space Odyssey,” and begins with the discovery of Frank Poole’s frozen body floating in space.

    The “Odyssey” series has spanned over three decades, with the initial publication of “2001” in 1968, and concluding with “3001” in 1997. The original Stanley Kubrick film has become a classic, while “2010: Odyssey Two” has been the only other novel in the four-book series to be filmed.

    The “3001” miniseries is the second Clarke project set up at Syfy. The net greenlit an adaptation of novel “Childhood’s End,” which begins production later this year.
     
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    Could be interesting, but Kubric's film was great because of him more than the book.
     
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    Wasn't there also a 2061 book?
     
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    FUCKING GREAT BOOK! It doesn't have to be anything like Kubrick's 2001. If they get all the visuals down, which they could with CGI, it should go well.
     
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    That will be awesome too bad it has the same ending as Independence Day. Oops spoiler alert.
     
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    Yes
     
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    You mean they're going to do a Will Smith-less sequel too?

     
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    This will be a disaster... no continuity with the '2061' book, low-budget SyFy... I'll pass.
     
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    Just wait until they announce it's been renamed "3001-nado".
     
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    2001 Part Deux Electric Boogaloo :dontknow:
     
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    That one was never made into a movie.
     
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    Yes, 2061: Odyssey Three, but 3001 is far superior.
     
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    No Independence Day ended with will smith injecting a computer virus into the aliens computer network just like what happens at the end of Arthur c. Clarke's 3001. :facepalm: I did it again forgot to post a spoiler warning.
     
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    an absolute shit of a book. it'll fit right in on scyfi
     
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    The big news IMO is that they're making Childhood's End. One of the many books that should have been made into a movie long ago along with Stranger in a Strange Land or The Forever War.
     
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