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Ron Howard to direct an adaptation of the sci-fi novel Seveneves

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Ron Howard is heading back to space, and he's bringing his APOLLO 13 team with him. Deadline is reporting that the filmmaker will helm SEVENEVES, an adaptation of author Neal Stephenson’s sci-fi novel of the same name. Howard will also produce the Skydance movie alongside Brian Grazer through their Imagine Entertainment banner, while Bill Broyles has been tapped to write the script.

Stephenson's book centers on "a catastrophic event that renders Earth a ticking time bomb, and nations band together to devise a plan to ensure the survival of humanity in outer space. Five thousand years later, their progeny — seven races now 3 billion strong — embark on another audacious journey to an alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time: Earth."

Based on its Wikipedia page, it sounds like the scope of the book is huge, and as a big fan of Howard's work, I'm very interested in seeing what he will do with the adaptation.

Howard is currently doing post-production work on his third Tom Hanks-led Robert Langdon film INFERNO, which will arrive in theaters on October 28, 2016.

Source: Deadline

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11:18PM on 06/09/2016

After Earth...

...but better? One can only hope.
...but better? One can only hope.
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2:40PM on 06/09/2016
Stephenson's a talented dude and I'm excited to see anything of his finally get actually adapted, but Seveneves is definitely not one of his stronger works: Snow Crash, The Diamond Age, Anathem, the day that one of those actually begins production, I'll be stoked out of my mind. Heck, even Cryptonomicon and Zodiac are pretty good, I just hope that of all of his books that have been optioned one of the others pulls through too. It's like somebody saying that they're going to do a Phillip K. Dick
Stephenson's a talented dude and I'm excited to see anything of his finally get actually adapted, but Seveneves is definitely not one of his stronger works: Snow Crash, The Diamond Age, Anathem, the day that one of those actually begins production, I'll be stoked out of my mind. Heck, even Cryptonomicon and Zodiac are pretty good, I just hope that of all of his books that have been optioned one of the others pulls through too. It's like somebody saying that they're going to do a Phillip K. Dick movie -- and it's based off of Lies, Inc. I mean sure, I guess it's still exciting, just not nearly as exciting as it could be.
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