Thursday, November 12, 2015

''Snowpiercer'' Cli-Fi television series ''in development" by James Carmeron's ''Avatar'' scriptwriter Josh Friedman

The cli-fi movie ''Snowpiercer'' has some news online today. But it is just speculative Hollywood hype, not a done deal. Just like Margaret Atwood's MADDADDAM trilogy is ''in development'' by HBO TV with Darren Aronofsky ''attached'' to direct but nothing is a done deal yet.

Cli-Fi television series ''in development" by James Carmeron's ''Avatar'' screenwriter Josh Friedman.

''IN DEVELOPMENT'' is Hollywood slang for "we are thinking about maybe perhaps making a TV series based on the Korean cli-fi movie but nothing is certain yet and the project may remain in DEVELOPMENT HELL for many, many years and perhaps never even get made."

[WHAT THIS ''REALLY MEANS'' IS THIS (see comments below in RED:]

According to The Hollywood Reporter, South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s critically-acclaimed 2013 cli-fi flick Snowpiercer is ''in development" and on ''the express track'' to series television as screenwriter Josh Friedman — who co-wrote the forthcoming Avatar 2 with James Cameron — is adapting it ''in development" for the small screen.

Marty Adelstein’s Tomorrow Studios (“Last Man Standing,” “Aquarius,” “Teen Wolf”) has purchased rights to the potential series ''in development" from South Korea’s CJ Entertainment & Media, which also produced the feature.

“I couldn’t be more excited for the ''in development" opportunity,” Friedman said. “Marty and Becky are the perfect partners to help me bring this world to TV. I’m a huge fan of Bong’s films, especially ‘Snowpiercer.’ It’s great the way the best cli-fi is great — thoughtful, political, funny, scary and sly. And it’s on a train. A big fat long train. What more could you want?”

“We are very excited to be working with Josh on this incredible story ''in development",” Adelstein said. “As such a prolific and innovative writer he is the ideal person to create a massive new world in this adaptation ''in development". This is an expansive, high-concept project ''in development" and we are thrilled to be a part of reimagining it for television even as it is merely ''in development".”

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