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For Netflix Game Of Thrones makers adapt epic sci-fi bestsellers as series

For Netflix: “Game Of Thrones” makers adapt epic sci-fi bestsellers as series

In 2018 we reported that the sci-fi book adaptation “The Three Body Problem” (or “Trisolaris” saga) could become competition for “Game Of Thrones” – but now it is almost a successor! Because the “Game Of Thrones” makers take over the series.

The new project of the “Game Of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss is certain:

It will be the series adaptation of the epic sci-fi saga “The Three Body Problem” by Liu Cixin for the streaming service Netflix.

It will be the series adaptation of the epic sci-fi saga “The Three Body Problem” by Liu Cixin for the streaming service Netflix.

The project is not new, but providers and makers are already. Because when we reported on the filming of the “Trisolaris” best-seller trilogy, as the series is called in German, in March 2018, completely different plans were forged: Amazon wanted to grab the project, and in fact to deal with a lot To raise money as an in-house prestige project that could compete with HBO’s super hit “Game Of Thrones”.

At Netflix instead of Amazon

What exactly does “a lot of money” mean? Well, according to reports at the time, Amazon allegedly wanted to take a billion dollars in hand to get hold of the series rights to “The Three Body Problem” – if it were really just the amount for the rights, it would be almost insane. According to the Financial Times, Amazon is said to have promised an even greater success with the series than HBO’s “Game Of Thrones”.

Well, according to reports at the time, Amazon allegedly wanted to take a billion dollars in hand to get the series rights to “The Three Body Problem”

What exactly the one billion dollars would have contained is now obsolete, because the situation has changed in the meantime: Amazon did not grab the project, but Netflix – and they are now using their new contract partners Benioff and Weiss, i.e. the makers of all things from “Game Of Thrones”. It has come full circle.

Amazon didn’t grab the project, but Netflix

Rian Johnson and Brad Pitt are also there

But Benioff and Weiss are not the only well-known people who will take care of the adaptation of the bestseller and critics favorite series. Together with Alexander Woo (“The Terror”) they write the scripts and act as executive producers, but the other producers are also impressive. Among others, “Star Wars 8” director Rian Johnson, Brad Pitt and Rosamund Pike are there.

Among others, “Star Wars 8” director Rian Johnson, Brad Pitt and Rosamund Pike are there.

“Three Body Problem” a.k.a. “The three suns”: That’s what it’s all about

The first volume of the “Trisolaris” trilogy bears the German title “Die Drei Sonnen” (original: “The Three Body Problem”). In it, Chinese scientists sent signals into space in the 1960s, hoping to be the first country to contact extraterrestrial life forms. But nothing happens and the ultra-secret research project is viewed as a failure and is forgotten RainierLand.

But 50 years later there is still an answer from space – and shakes life all over the world in unexpected ways …

But 50 years later there is still an answer from space – and shakes life all over the world in unexpected ways …

According to Variety, the series should be about all three volumes of the trilogy. The novelist Liu Cixin himself will keep an eye on that the implementation succeeds. In addition to him, Ken Liu is also on board as a consultant, who translated the first and third books into English.

The “Trisolaris” romance trilogy

In English, the three volumes by the Chinese author Liu Cixin are often simply called “The Three Body Problem”, although that is actually just the English title of the first book. Volumes 2 and 3 are called “The Dark Forest” and “Death’s End” in the English translation, and the actual name of the trilogy is “Remembrance of Earth’s Past” – so far, so complicated, we don’t even try the Chinese titles .

It is easier in German: Here the book series is called “Trisolaris” trilogy * and the individual volumes have been published as

It is not yet known when the “Trisolaris” series will start on Netflix.

It is not yet known when the “Trisolaris” series will start on Netflix.

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