IM Global Television has announced plan for a small screen adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s iconic 1963 novel “Cat’s Cradle.”
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.
“Cat’s Cradle” will be developed by Brad Yonover and Sandi Love who will co-executive produce. The news comes as IM Global plans an adaptation of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s “Darkover” sci-fi novels, and has announced the crime drama “Den of Thieves”.