Cixin Liu’s Novel Supernova Period Will get English and Chinese language Movies

Picture: Tor Books

The movie adaptation of Cixin Liu’s Hugo Award-winning, Nebula Award-nominated, best-selling science fiction novel The Three-Body Problem could also be caught in a peculiar growth hell, though followers can hopefully console themselves with Netflix’s TV version coming later this yr. However for many who need to see Liu’s work on the large display screen, excellent news—his 2003 novel Supernova Period is coming to theaters.

In actual fact, two Supernova Period films are technically on the best way, and presumably a TV collection as nicely. Conquerer Leisure, which has the variation rights to the novel, has introduced a Chinese language-language model of the film, which might be concurrently produced with an English-language model. Should you don’t know the e-book (which Tor Books launched in English in 2019), it’s obtained a (considerably actually) killer premise. Right here’s the official synopsis:

Eight mild years away, a star has died, making a supernova occasion that showers Earth in lethal ranges of radiation. Inside a yr, everybody over the age of 13 will die.

And so the countdown begins. Mother and father apprentice their youngsters and attempt to move on the information wanted to maintain the world working.

However when the world is theirs, the final era could not need to proceed the legacy left to them. And in shaping the long run nevertheless they need, will the kids usher in an period of vivid beginnings or ultimate errors?

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“The e-book has captured my curiosity because of Liu’s imaginative world-building and thought-provoking themes such because the fragility of civilization, the significance of management, and the function of know-how in shaping society,” Conquerer co-founder Vasco Xu advised Deadline. “It additionally raises questions in regards to the nature of energy, the connection between science and morality, and the implications of various types of administrations. Attributable to its futuristic setting and the presence of a major international occasion at its core, the e-book has the potential to be tailored into two enthralling productions that will attraction to each the home Chinese language viewers and the worldwide market.”

Assuming each films get made, it’ll be very fascinating to see how they examine and distinction. However we doubtless gained’t get an opportunity to take action till 2026 on the earliest.


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