Syfy To Adapt Arther C. Clarke's 3001: The Final Odyssey Into Miniseries

The final installment of Arthur C. Clarke’s Odyssey series will becoming to the small screen in a miniseries event.

Syfy announced today that is collaborating with Scott Free Productions and Warner Horizon Television to adapt Clarke’s 3001: The Final Odyssey.

Stuart Beattie will adapt the screenplay and serve as executive producer along with Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker. Clayton Krueger will also serve as co-executive producer.

An epic story of a man lost in time, Arthur C. Clarke’s final “Odyssey” book resolves the tale that was begun in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Beginning with the discovery of Frank Poole’s frozen body, floating in space, 3001: The Final Odyssey offers an extraordinary range of complex characters with conflicting agendas, stunning visuals, and dark thematic meditations on the final fate of all humankind.

Arthur C. Clarke’s Odyssey series spanned over 30 years, with the initial publication of 2001 in 1968, and the final 3001 in 1997.  The original film, directed by Stanley Kubrick, is an Academy Award winning classic, and 2010 was the only other of the novels to be filmed.  The estates of both Kubrick and Clarke have offered their full support for 3001: The Final Odyssey.

“I have always been a fan of Clarke’s extraordinary Odyssey series, and certainly Kubrick’s adaptation of 2001," Ridley Scott said. "I am thrilled to be part of bringing that legacy to audiences and continuing the great cinematic tradition that this story and its creators deserve.”

“Arthur C. Clarke is the father of modern science fiction,” said Syfy President Dave Howe. “We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Scott Free and Warner Horizon Television to bring to the screen, for the very first time, the final chapter of this extraordinary masterpiece.”

3001 isn't the only Clarke novel that's being adapted for Syfy. Childhood's End begins production later this year.