The creators of “Recreation of Thrones” will crew up with “Star Wars” director Rian Johnson and Brad Pitt for an formidable new Chinese language sci-fi adaptation, Netflix introduced Tuesday.
Liu Cixin’s bestselling ebook trilogy “The Three-Physique Drawback,” which tells the epic story of humanity’s first contact with an alien civilization, will turn into a world collection for the streaming large.
“Liu Cixin’s trilogy is essentially the most formidable science-fiction collection we have learn, taking readers on a journey from the 1960s till the tip of time, from life on our pale blue dot to the distant fringes of the universe,” “Thrones” duo David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, who will co-write, mentioned in an announcement.
They are going to be joined as government producers by Rian Johnson, who oversaw 2017’s critically acclaimed “Star Wars” film “The Final Jedi,” in addition to Brad Pitt’s Plan B Leisure firm.
Prolific Chinese language science fiction writer Liu mentioned the apocalyptic collection “transcends time and the confines of countries, cultures and races; one which compels us to think about the destiny of humankind as an entire.”
It imagines an alternate historical past during which a feminine Chinese language astrophysicist caught up within the Cultural Revolution makes contact with an alien civilization, prompting world fears of an invasion.
Followers embrace former president Barack Obama, who as soon as mentioned the “wildly imaginative” trilogy made “my day-to-day issues with Congress appear pretty petty — not one thing to fret about. Aliens are about to invade!”
One other of Liu’s works, “The Wandering Earth,” was given the big-screen remedy final 12 months — billed as China’s first space-age blockbuster, it grew to become one of many nation’s highest grossing motion pictures with over $690 million domestically.
“Thrones” showrunners Benioff and Weiss signed a multi-year cope with Netflix final August to put in writing, produce and direct new collection and movies.
Tuesday’s announcement is the primary confirmed challenge to emerge from that deal, which was reportedly price a nine-figure sum and adopted an intense bidding battle between main studios.
The pair spent round a decade on HBO’s fantasy epic “Thrones,” which demolished viewers data, scooped an unprecedented variety of Emmys for a fictional present, and redefined weekly “occasion TV.”
Asserting the deal final 12 months, Benioff and Weiss mentioned they shared a love for “the identical books” as a number of Netflix executives.
“The primary time I learn ‘The Three-Physique Drawback’ trilogy (Remembrance of Earth’s Previous), it modified what science fiction meant to me perpetually,” mentioned Netflix unique collection drama vice-president Peter Friedlander.
Benioff, Weiss and the opposite producers change frequent e-mails and “focus on the books compulsively,” he added.
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