“Memento” and “Interstellar” scribe and “Person of Interest” creator Jonathan Nolan is set to write and produce “Foundation,” an HBO and Warner Bros. TV series adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s original novel trilogy of the same name.
Asimov penned the books back in the early 1950s, though followed it up with four more books in the 1980s. The original trilogy follows mathematician Hari Seldon, a man who has dedicated his life to developing psychohistory – a concept that is able to predict the future on a large scale.
When he foresees the imminent fall of the Galactic Empire and a dark age that will last thirty millenia, he sets out to create a foundation of talented artisans and engineers to preserve and expand on humanity’s collective knowledge with the hope of establishing a new empire.
Sony Pictures acquired the rights several years ago to the property with Roland Emmerich attached to direct and produce. Said project failed to materialize, leading to HBO spending serious coin to acquire it earlier this summer. Nolan, who was already working with HBO on the upcoming “Westworld” series, has been quietly been developing “Foundation” since HBO scored the rights.
Source: The Wrap