Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Adrian Tchaikovsky's CHILDREN OF TIME optioned for film

Adrian Tchaikovsky's stand-alone science fiction novel Children of Time has been optioned for film by Summit Entertainment and Lionsgate Pictures.

The novel was originally published in 2015 and won the 2016 Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Novel. It was Tchaikovksy's first work of SF, having previously written and published the ten-volume Shadows of the Apt fantasy series between 2008 and 2014. The novel depicts humans fleeing from a dying Earth who stumble across a verdant paradise world, terraformed by explorers many years earlier. However, they also find a new intelligent species on the planet, with a major conflict threatening to erupt.

Congratulations to Adrian! Lionsgate are on a push for genre works to adapt to television and film, having recently also acquired the rights to Patrick Rothfuss's Kingkiller Chronicle series.

1 comment:

anrake said...

I'm just over halfway through this book and find it refreshingly original. For someone who's done Fantasy in the past the science future picture he portrays is incredibly engaging and well thought. It would be a great live adaptation to explore but I worry if it can be done properly in a movie format. A mini series or Netflix short series sounds more appropriate.