Peacock released a slew of new trailers for its initial slate of Peacock Originals premiering when the new streaming service launches this summer. Among these original movies and shows include an adaptation of the Aldous Huxley dystopian classic Brave New World starring Alden Ehrenreich and Demi Moore, a feature film sequel to the beloved comedy series Psych, and more. Watch the Peacock Original trailers below.
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The popular idea of the dystopian future is that of bleak, regimented oppression — heavily influenced by George Orwell’s 1984. But in 1932, Aldous Huxley introduced a different version of dystopia with his sci-fi classic Brave New World, which imagined a world ruled by sex and decadence and controlled by psychological conditioning.
It was a revolutionary concept back in the day, but in today’s dystopia-saturated TV landscape, can a Brave New World series set itself apart? That’s what Peacock is banking on, offering up a star-studded cast that includes Solo‘s Alden Ehrenreich and Demi Moore in its adaptation of the Huxley classic, set to debut with the launch of the new streaming platform this year. Watch the Brave New World teaser below.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
Aldous Huxley‘s 1932 classic novel Brave New World has been adapted into TV movies twice before, but now the dystopian story is becoming a full-blown series on the USA Network.
Despite the project initially being developed back in 2015 over at Syfy, USA has now given the Brave New World TV show a straight-to-series order. Universal Content Productions will co-produce the series with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. Read on to learn more about who’s involved in the new show.
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Just after greenlighting a TV series adaptation of Lev Grossman’s fantasy novel The Magicians, this time SyFy is reaching into the classic library for a new project. Today the network announced they will reteam with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television for a Brave New World TV series, based on Aldous Huxley‘s 1932 dystopian sci-fi classic of the same name. Read More »
Ridley Scott develops a lot of films. Or, more specifically, he is far more hands-on in developing films than many other directors. As a former art director and a capable designer, he is intimately involved in all stages of development: breaking the story, fashioning the script, and creating the world as it is both depicted and implied by the film in question. Or, as he recently said, “I develop everything. I do. I learned that a long time ago. It’s never going to land on your desk, you have to come up with what you want to do.” Doing all that takes a while, and so he’s got many things on his plate.
For some time Scott was attached to a film version of the Cormac McCarthy novel Blood Meridian, and he’s now prepping to make The Counselor, another McCarthy-penned story. But The Counselor evidently hasn’t scratched his itch to make a full-on western.
In the same interview referenced above, Scott said that after years of working he’s finally got a western story ready to go. He also talked about developments on Monopoly, Brave New World, announced back in 2009, and why his film Tripoli never happened. Read More »
In June 2008 we told you that Ridley Scott‘s next film would likely be first major Hollywood adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s 1932 classic Brave New World, possibly with Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead.
Over a year later, the project has just now been officially announced and set up at Universal. Scott will produce, and hopes to direct. Dicaprio will produce, and might star. DiCaprio and Scott’s involvement beyond producing depends on the script and the timing of the development, which has has only just begun. According to RiskyBiz, Apocalypto scribe Farhad Safinia has been hired to pen the adaptation, and will begin shortly.
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