Jonathan Nolan, co-writer of Interstellar alongside Christopher Nolan is turning one of Isaac Asimov’s most famous works (at least to sci-fi fans), the Foundation series into a cable TV series under HBO.
According to his interview with Indiewire, he gave a very frank and direct tease here:
“Well, I fucking love the “Foundation” novels by Isaac Asimov — they’re certainly not well-known, but that’s a set of books I think everyone would benefit from reading. That’s a set of books where the influence they have is just fucking massive; they have many imitators and many have been inspired by them, but go back and read those, and there are some ideas in those that’ll set your fucking hair on fire.”
The premise of the Foundation stories is about mathematician Hari Seldon, who develops a branch of mathematics called psychohistory that uses the laws of mass action to forecast the future accurately, but only on a large scale. The original Foundation books started of as a trilogy with three books; Foundation, Foundation and Empire and Second Foundation. Later on, two sequels; Foundation’s Edge and Foundation and Earth, as well as two prequels; Prelude to Foundation and Forward the Foundation, were also added.
It isn’t known if Nolan will adapt the series starting from the prequels or start it directly from the original trilogy of books. Stay tuned though as we’ll update as more info comes in.
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