Battlestar Galactica and Bionic Woman producer David Eick is working on adapting P.D. James' novel, which was also a recent critically acclaimed film by Alfonso Cuaron, into a television series for the SciFi Channel. No word on when this will actually be ready to air; Eick is currently working on a pilot script. He told SciFi.com:
"It's really taking root more in the origins of the novels in that it will focus on the cultural movement in which young people become the society's utter focus," Eick (Battlestar Galactica) said in an interview at SCI FI Channel's upfront presentation to advertisers in New York on March 18. "Much like our culture, whenever Lindsay Lohan does something [and] it becomes the headline of every news show, it's about how, when you don't have a responsibility to the next generation and you're free to do whatever you want, where do you draw the line?"
Eick added that Children of Men will question how society defines responsibility, freedom and a sense of values when it doesn't necessarily believe humans will survive as a species. "So it's a very compelling, I think, human question that science fiction has always explored extremely provocatively," he said. "It's not really a war show like the movie was. It's more an exploration of that issue."
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This is one of those things that could rock, or really suck, but I'm going to think positive thoughts about this. After seeing, and loving, the film version last year, I left the theater thinking that Children of Men would have been a great television series with an opportunity to explore all aspects of life in a world without children. It could be a fascinating show.
But, I'm guessing that Clive Owen isn't going to be involved, so there IS a downside to this project...