Scott, “Senna” Director Plan “Sapiens” Epic

Scott Senna Director Plan Sapiens Epic

Filmmaker Ridley Scott and Oscar-winning documentarian Asif Kapadia (“Amy,” “Senna”) are set to respectively produce and direct an adaptation of Israeli professor Yuval Noah Harari’s new best-seller “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind”.

The work charts the entire journey of human beings from prehistoric creatures to the present as Harari tries to explain how homo sapiens, just one of many branches of the early sapien family tree, came to dominate the planet.

Due to the scope of the material, the format for the adaptation is unclear at the moment though a multiplatform release is certain. “Sapiens” has sold eight million copies worldwide since its publication in 2011.

Source: THR