PUSHING DAISIES Creator Bryan Fuller Will Explore THE LOTUS CAVES for Syfy

     August 11, 2010

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Bryan Fuller has spent the better part of the last decade creating some of television’s finest entries into the fantasy genre: Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies — just a fantastic track record.  It looks like the next stage of Fuller’s career will return him to the harder science fiction he dabbled in during early stints on  Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager.

EW reports that Fuller will adapt the John Christopher novel The Lotus Caves for Syfy.  Set on a moon colony in 2068, the narrative revolves around two boys who discover a series of caves ruled by “a super intelligent plant-like being.”  The nature of the format is unspecified,  though Syfy often likes to develop miniseries as backdoor pilots with the option to turn it into a weekly series if successful (think Battlestar: Galactica).  Walden Media announced a feature adaptation in 2007, though there have been no updates since then, so it seems unlikely to cause any problems for Fuller’s take on the material.

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