Netflix, Scott Adapt JG Ballard’s “Hello America”

Netflix has acquired film rights to “High-Rise” author JG Ballard’s 1981 sci-fi novel “Hello America” with plans to turn it into a feature film which Scott Free’s Ridley Scott, Kevin Walsh and Michael Pruss will produce.

Set a century after America’s financial collapse and abandonment by its people, a group of pioneers return to the ruins of the ‘New World’ on a voyage of rediscovery.

The journey through a ravaged wasteland brings hazards at every turn to the crew, culminating in a showdown with a charismatic leader who plans to unleash his nuclear arsenal against anyone who threatens his power perch.

Scott Free recently closed a deal with Netflix for Andrew Dominik’s “War Party” starring Tom Hardy.

Source: Deadline