Here at io9, we report on a lot of projects when they’re first announced. Oftem, however, there’s a long stretch between the initial news and the project’s actual release. Sometimes, it’s long enough for you to completely forget about them; sometimes, it’s long enough that Hollywood probably forgot about them. Let’s…
Soon after finding a director in Emmy winner and Children of Dune helmer Greg Yaitanes, Spike TV’s much-anticipated adaptation of Kim Stanley Robinson’s classic Mars Trilogy has lost its executive producer and showrunner, Peter Noah. That doesn’t mean Red Mars is kaput, but it does mean a major delay.
Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars Trilogy—a scifi classic about terraforming that was inspired by the author’s dreams of backpacking on the Red Planet—will be a scripted series on Spike TV next year. Now, we know who’ll be directing, and he’s an Emmy winner with an extensive resume: Greg Yaitanes.
Artist Travis Smith is a big fan of Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy, and inspired by the recent news that there will be a television show, he went and illustrated several scenes from the first novel, Red Mars.
This is unexpected. There’s finally going to be a live-action adaptation of Kim Stanley Robinson’s beloved Mars trilogy of novels. It’s going to be on Spike TV, best known for reality shows like Bar Rescue and Ink Masters (and infinite Cops reruns). But the surprises don’t end there.
Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy filled us all with hope that we could terraform Mars in the 21st century, with its plausible description of terraforming processes. But now, in the face of what we've learned about Mars in the past 20 years, he no longer thinks it'll be that easy.
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Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy is one of the most important books about terraforming (and interplanetary colonization) of the past 20 years. And Robinson spent 10 years working on it, learning a lot about the subject as he went. But it all started becuase he fantasized about going backpacking on Mars.
Finally, someone's recognized that Robinson's Mars Trilogy is perfect fodder for a television adaptation. Spike TV is developing a series with Game of Thrones producer Vince Gerardis, who has some experience taking epic words and putting them on the small screen.
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While real scientists prepare to listen to the sounds of Mars, AMC is getting ready to let us watch the Red Planet as well... or at least, a fictionalized future version of it, courtesy of a new television version of Kim Stanley Robinson's Red Mars.The adaptation of Robinson's 1992 novel is coming from an unlikely…
Over on BLDG BLOG there's a fantastic interview with scifi writer/environmental futurist Kim Stanley Robinson, author of the Red Mars trilogy, The Years of Rice and Salt, and the Three Californias trilogy. He geeks out about Antarctica (where he's lived), the decay of Earth's environment, and what civilization might…