Arthur C. Clarke‘s 1968 novel 2001: A Space Odyssey was adapted into a classic film by Stanley Kubrick. The second novel, 2010: Odyssey Two became a cinematic footnote with 1984′s 2010: The Year We Make Contact. Now the final part of Clarke’s Odyssey trilogy, 3001: The Final Odyssey, will be hitting the screen, but not for theaters. Syfy has announced that they’ve teamed with Ridley Scott‘s Scott Free Productions to adapt the final book in Clarke’s sci-fi series, which begins with the discovery of Frank Poole’s frozen body floating in space. From there, the story “offers an extraordinary range of complex characters with conflicting agendas, stunning visuals, and dark thematic meditations on the final fate of all Humankind.” Stuart Beattie (Collateral) will write and the executive produce the miniseries.
While Syfy gets a lot of attention for their campy fare like Sharknado, I’m glad to see the network go for heavier material like this and their upcoming series based on 12 Monkeys. Hit the jump to check out the press release.