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Syfy Adapting Apocalyptic Drama Spin With Fight Club Scribe

16 January 2015 9:03 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Ah, the apocalypse. Arguably one of the most fertile grounds for creativity across any medium, be it film, video games or television. Today, we’ve picked up news of another genre entry coming to the latter medium, after Syfy announced plans to adapt Robert Charles Wilson’s award-winning novel Spin into a miniseries.

With Jim Uhls already on board — screenwriter behind the likes of Jumper and Fight Club — the network is pushing ahead to bring the six-hour series to the small screen by the year’s end. In terms of the actual storyline, we understand that Spin centers around (no pun intended) a young scientist who is tasked with preventing impending doom after a mysterious, all-consuming cloud envelopes planet earth in its entirety and pushes humanity to the brink.

It’s the first book in Charles Wilson’s trilogy, a series that also includes Axis and Vortex, and though Syfy »

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Horror / Sci-Fi Round-Up: Sharknado 3 Casting News, 25th Anniversary Dark Horse Comics Predator Figure, ‘Spin’ Miniseries

16 January 2015 8:44 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Helping to start your Friday on the right horror/sci-fi foot, we’re back with another round-up that includes major casting news for Sharknado 3, the first look at Neca’s 25th Anniversary Dark Horse Comics Predator figure, and details on Syfy’s miniseries adaptation of Robert Charles Wilson’s Hugo Award-winning novel, Spin.

Deadline reports that Ian Ziering & Tara Reid will reprise their roles as Fin and April, respectively, in The Asylum’s Sharknado 3. The third entry in the “anything goes” franchise will be directed by Anthony C. Ferrante off a screenplay by Thunder Levin. The film makes its debut on the Syfy channel in July and will take place in Washington D.C. and other East Coast areas.

Neca unveiled the first look at their 25th anniversary Predator figure that replicates the elite alien warrior depicted on the first issue of the 1989 Predator comic book series from Dark Horse. »

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Syfy Adapting Novel ‘Spin’ Into Miniseries

15 January 2015 1:02 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fight Club” screenwriter Jim Uhls will adapt Robert Charles Wilson’s 2005 novel “Spin” for Syfy’s miniseries of the same name, the cabler announced Thursday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour.

The six-hour miniseries will follow the novel’s tale of a young scientist on a mission to save the world from an impending apocalypse due to a mysterious cloud that has covered planet Earth, blacking out all the stars.

Universal Cable Prods. will produce the project with Rob Morrow’s Bits and Pieces Picture Company and Leslie Urdang of Olympus Pictures.

Wilson’s “Spin” is the first book in a trilogy, which also includes “Axis” and “Vortex.”



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