The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ Ridley Scott + SyFy = ACTUAL SciFi?

Honey Buzz ~ Ridley Scott + SyFy = ACTUAL SciFi?

I know that I'm not alone when I bemoan the state of mainstream television. Do you remember when SyFy was spelt ScFi and actually featured science and science fiction in their programming? I also remember when the History Channel was about actual history and when the Discovery Channel discovered more things than what new adorable baby animal was popular this week.


I've also been on an almost weekly rant about Sir Ridley Scott. The former king of SciFi Horror has taken an unexpected turn in his Autumn years to things like this and this...aside from my blinding sense of 'what the hell?' and something akin to panic rising at the back of my throat, it's with an appropriate amount of dread that I report that Sir Ridley is jumping into a space pod with SyFy. For what you might ask? Read on...


SyFy is pushing forward on a miniseries adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke's 3001: The Final Odyssey.

First published in 1997, the book is the fourth in Clarke's Space Odyssey series and resolves the tale that was begun in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Starting with the discovery of Frank Poole's frozen body floating in space, 3001 explores complex characters with conflicting agendas, stunning visuals and dark thematic meditations on the final fate of all humankind. Now, what SyFy is going to do with this novel is what makes me really nervous. However, the Kubrick and Clarke estates will fully support 3001, Syfy says. 
   
Pirates of the Caribbean and Collateral's Stuart Beattie has signed on to write the script, and will also executive produce alongside Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker

Production is set to begin this year. 

(Source: THR)