Potter Producers Setting Sights On J.G. Ballard's The Drowned World!
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. J.G. Ballard's very forward thinking The Drowned World celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and will also likely see itself adapted for the big screen, according to Deadline.
Ballard's work has already made two impressive films, Spielberg's Empire of the Sun and Cronenberg's Crash. Combine that with my personal love of the post-apocalyptic scene I get giddy at the thought of this work being adapted on a large scale.
With Jeffrey Clifford and David Heyman taking charge as producers (producers of the Harry Potter films) that seems pretty likely. Their run with Harry Potter has made them pretty well liked and respected around the WB lot, so I imagine if they've made it this far with this sci-fi project at Warners that it'd take something huge happening to take it off rails.
The book is about a future world (some 100+ years from today) where the ice caps have melted, flooding the world. The areas that aren't flooded have been taken back by mother nature. Humans are finding it harder and harder to live as fish, lizards and insects begin evolving at a faster rate, becoming the dominant species on earth.
A lot of the seeds of apocalyptic tropes are found here, way before they became the norm, including gangs of anarchists and mutated creatures.
Pretty rad, I have to say. Hope this one lines up someone great to write and direct.
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