David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Developing ‘The Three-Body Problem’ Series Adaptation For Netflix
D.B. Weiss and David Benioff are best known for creating the groundbreaking HBO series Game of Thrones. Since its conclusion, the filmmakers have attached themselves to a bevy of new projects. As first reported by Deadline, the duo moves forward with their lucrative Netflix partnership to adapt a new series based on the Chinese sci-fi book trilogy The Three-Body Problem.
Written by Galaxy Award winner Liu Cixin, the novel series consists of three books: Remembrance of Earth’s Past, The Dark Forest, and Death’s End. The story portrays an alternate history where, in the first book, the Earth is awaiting an invasion from the closest star system. The plot follows an astrophysics graduate from Tsinghua University named Ye Wenjie. After witnessing her father’s death, she is dubbed a traitor. Thereafter, she attempts to help aliens invade Earth. The novel was originally serialized in Science Fiction World in 2006 before being published in 2008. Moreover, The Three-Body Problem is the first Asian novel to win a Hugo Award for Best Novel.
The Game of Thrones creators will enlist a stellar group of producers to develop the adaptation. The Last Jedi and Knives Out writer and director Rian Johnson will serve as the show’s executive producer. Additionally, Plan B, the production company run by Brad Pitt will produce the series alongside Oscar-nominated actress Rosamund Pike.
The duo of Benioff and Weis will next produce the upcoming Netflix film The Metal Lords with Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist director Peter Sollett at the helm. Meanwhile, Rian Johnson is currently developing a sequel to his 2019 hit Knives Out and Brad Pitt will star with Joey King in the upcoming thriller Bullet Train.
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