20th Century Fox has picked up the film rights to Ben Mezrich’s currently in the works novel “Woolly: The True Story of the De-Extinction of One of History’s Most Iconic Creatures”.
The story follows a geneticist and his team of young Harvard scientists who set out to do the impossible: bring the woolly mammoth back from extinction.
Their goal is to populate a huge tract of the Siberian tundra, known as Pleistocene Park, as a hedge against a ticking time bomb that’s hidden deep within the permafrost.
Mezrich’s books have been turned into the films “21” and “The Social Network”. Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen are going to produce the project with a filmmaker being locked shortly.