“Fargo” showrunner Noah Hawley has come onboard to develop the limited event series adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s iconic 1963 novel “Cat’s Cradle” for FX.
The story involves a man becoming involved with the children of a Nobel laureate physicist who worked on the Manhattan project. The action is mostly set on a Caribbean island populated by a strange cult.
The macguffin of the story is a substance created by the physicist for the military called ice-nine, an alternative structure of water that is solid at room temperature and causes any liquid water it comes into contact with to solidify.
It was abandoned due to the danger it poses – if any amount of the substance comes in contact with any body of water linked to the ocean it would literally freeze the world’s seas instantly and wipe out all life on Earth.
Hawley will pen and executive produce the project, his third series on the network along with “Fargo” and the upcoming “X-Men” tie-in “Legion”. IM Global Television is producing the project which also has Brad Yonover and Sandi Love attached as executive producers.
Source: The Live Feed