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Jonathan Nolan Reportedly Working On A Foundation TV Series

Written by sdsichero on Tuesday, November 11 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

Jonathan Nolan Reportedly Working On A Foundation TV Series

From 'Interstellar' to 'Foundation'

Source: Interstellar's’ Jonah Nolan Developing ‘Foundation’ Series for HBO, WBTV (Exclusive)

It looks like HBO and Warner Bros. TV are working on an adaption of the classic science fiction Foundation trilogy book series by Isaac Asimov. Asimov wrote Foundation as basically a trilogy until it finally begat more books worthy of a galaxy spanning empire. The books follow Hari Seldon, a mathmetician who developed psychohistory, which can predict the future on a large scale using the laws of mass action. Seldon foresees the fall of the Galactic Empire and the descent of its people in a dark age that would 30,000 years. He has also devised a way to alter this outcome and shorten the dark age to just 1000 years, and creates a foundation to bring this outcome to fuition. Seldon's theories could not predict the actions of individuals though, which also could affect outcomes.

Jonathan Nolan, co-scripwriter and brother to director Christopher Nolan on Interstellar, is being attached to the Foundation project. HBO, WBTV, and Nolan have not commented on questions regarding Foundation.

The writer may have given folks a hint about this project last week in an interview with Indiewire. When asked about a piece of science fiction that people don't know enough about he responded:

"Well, I fucking love the "Foundation" novels by Isaac Asimov —they're certainly not unknown, but that's a set of books I think everyone would benefit from reading. That's a set of books where the influence they have is just fucking massive; they have many imitators and many have been inspired by them, but go back and read those, and there are some ideas in those that'll set your fucking hair on fire."


We'll see if Nolan can get Foundation together. The title has been in movie development hell since New Line Cinema optioned it in 1998, and Columbia Pictures successfully won the bid for the property in 2009.

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