IT’S OFFICIAL! A sequel miniseries to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey entitled 3001 is being create with Ridley Scott on board as executive producer and Pirates of the Caribbean scribe Stuart Beattie penning the adaptation. The new series, 3001: The Final Odyssey, will be based on classic sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke’s novel of the same name, and will reportedly see release sometime in 2015. The series will most likely follow astronaut Frank Poole who, after being thrown into deep space by HAL-9000 in 2001, is reawakened 1000 years into Earth’s future.
In an official statement, Ridley Scott said:
“I have always been a fan of Clarke’s extraordinary Odyssey series, and certainly Kubrick’s adaptation of 2001. I am thrilled to be part of bringing that legacy to audiences and continuing the great cinematic tradition that this story and its creators deserve.”
This is only the latest project with Scott attached. The director has already worked on the new Halo series Halo:Nightfall, due out later this month, and is attached to produced a upcoming biopic on rocket scientist Jack Parsons.