HBO has now acquired the rights to Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation Trilogy” and will develop a series with Warner Bros. TV and Jonathan Nolan (“Interstellar” co-writer) writing and producing, according to an article in The Wrap. Been waiting a long time for this…! As I previously blogged, Sony had acquired the rights in 2009, with Roland Emmerich set to direct, but HBO apparently took over the property this summer.
I missed this news from ’09… epic sci-fi saga, my favorite:
“Columbia won an auction late Thursday for screen rights to “Foundation,” Isaac Asimov’s ground-breaking sci-fi trilogy. The project will be developed as a directing vehicle for Roland Emmerich.”