The team behind Syfy’s “Taken” mini-series is planning a TV adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s famed 1932 sci-fi novel classic “Brave New World”.
The story is set in a world without poverty, war or disease. Humans are given mind-altering drugs, free sex and rampant consumerism are the order of the day, and people no longer reproduce but are genetically engineered in “hatcheries.”
Those who won’t conform are forced onto “reservations,” until one of the “savages” challenges the system, threatening the entire social order. Les Bohem will adapt the book for television.
In a statement, Syfy president Dave Howe says: “Brave New World is one of the most influential genre classics of all time. Its provocative vision of a future gone awry remains as powerful and as timeless as ever. Promising to be a monumental television event, Brave New World is precisely the groundbreaking programming that is becoming the hallmark of Syfy.”
Source: The Live Feed