Syfy Greenlights New John Christopher Novel Adaptation

by on August 3, 2012

in Entertainment

Syfy ChannelNBC’s Syfy has decided to go ahead and produce a pilot called High Moon, which is an adapted project off of the “best-selling” novel Lotus Caves, written by John Christopher.  (John Christopher is a pseudonym for Sam Youd.)

It will be a 90-minute pilot.

Executive Producers for Reunion Pictures are Matthew O’Connor, Lisa Richardson and Tom Rowe. Robert Halmi Sr., Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies) and Jim Danger Gray (Pushing Daisies) will also serve as executive producers. The pilot is written by Gray from a story by Fuller and Gray.

“High Moon creates a future where the countries of Earth have established colonies to mine the Moon’s resources. When a new life form is discovered, chaos erupts as various factions race to uncover and exploit its powerful secrets.”

That was what the Syfy press release sitting in my inbox said.  No cast was noted at this time.

About time… Syfy ordered this pilot back in 2010.

The Lotus Caves aka SYFY's 'High Moon' pilotLotus Caves was published back in 1992 by Collier and other sources seem to indicate it was originally published in 1969.  I’m not sure which is correct.  Right now, it’s a very, very expensive book to pick up from Amazon, with the paperback priced at just under $67.

The 10 book reviews on Amazon have good things to say about it but I don’t see any references to it being a “best selling” book.

Any way, Syfy’s High Moon will be going into production this fall in Vancouver.  I wonder how they’re going to spin it up?

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