Make your own free website on Tripod.com

"... arise From death, you numberless infinities
Of souls, and to your 
scattered bodies go..."
-- John Donne

 

HEADLINES

Poll on SciFi.com leaves Riverworld in the dust

 No News In Months

 
 Proyas makes 'Riverworld' journey to TV
FROM: http://www.scifi.com

Acclaimed film director Alex Proyas, whose features include "The Crow" and "Dark City," is making his first foray into television with a new Alliance Atlantis Entertainment series based on the best-selling "Riverworld" sci-fi books. Proyas will executive produce the one-hour action series in development.

He also will direct some of the episodes, including the pilot. Alliance Atlantis Entertainment executive vp John Morayniss will announce today that the company has inked an exclusive television development and production deal with Phillip Jose Farmer, author of the "Riverworld" books. The series will be filmed in Proyas' native Australia.

Morayniss said Alliance Atlantis will meet with potential international partners on the series during the upcoming MIPCOM TV market in Cannes from Oct. 2-6. "Riverworld" is a "mysterious and treacherous land, where every human who died between the years 99000 B.C. and 2200 A.D. has been resurrected on the banks of a colossal river," according to an Alliance Atlantis statement. A team of people band together as they try to unravel how and why they've arrived in the strange place.
Riverworld TV Series
FROM:
http://www.einsiders.com/iscoop/scoop11-3-00.html

Alex Proyas has been the force behind the coming Riverworld TV series, based on the books by Philip Jose Farmer, and he's talking, briefly, about its current status. While talking to SFX Online, Proyas revealed the current status of the project, saying, "A guy called Stuart Hazeldine, who is a British writer I've been working with recently, is about to start writing the pilot, and we're hoping that we'll be shooting this next year sometime in Australia. I'll be doing the pilot episode and occasionally stepping in to do an episode now and again."

Journey to Riverworld
Submitted by Mary_Beth, 09:41:17

FROM:
http://www.the11thhour.com/news/stories/692.html

Move over James Cameron. You're not the only director of dark, disturbing sci-fi films who can tackle the small screen. The Hollywood Reporter revealed this week that Alex Proyas, director of The Crow and Dark City, is going to journey to the world of TV -- the Riverworld, to be exact. He's signed with Alliance Atlantis Entertainment to executive produce a series based on the best-selling sci-fi book series of the same name. Proyas will also direct some of the episodes, including the pilot.

The books, by Phillip Jose Farmer, are set in a "mysterious and treacherous land, where every human who died between the years 99000 B.C. and 2200 A.D. has been resurrected on the banks of a colossal river." One group of these people band together to "unravel how and why they've arrived in the strange place." These books are some of the most imaginative in the sci-fi and fantasy genres, and Proyas could have just the right artistic sensibilities to bring them alive. The series will be filming in Australia, and will, according to Proyas, feature elements from all of the books in the series blended together. The main focus will be on the challenges the core group of characters face while on "an epic voyage up the river."