HBO Will Make Isaac Asimov's Foundation With Interstellar's Jonathan Nolan http://t.co/7xSVRKGJmY— io9 (@io9) November 10, 2014
The premise of the series is that the mathematician Hari Seldon spent his life developing a branch of mathematics known as psychohistory, a concept of mathematical sociology. Using the laws of mass action, it can predict the future, but only on a large scale. Seldon foresees the imminent fall of the Galactic Empire, which encompasses the entire Milky Way, and a dark age lasting 30 thousand years before a second great empire arises. Seldon also foresees an alternative where the interregnum will last only one thousand years. To ensure the more favorable outcome, Seldon creates a foundation of talented artisans and engineers at the extreme end of the galaxy, to preserve and expand on humanity's collective knowledge, and thus become the foundation for a new galactic empire.
- Sony Pictures tried to adapt the books for the big screen in the last years, but it failed (as usual). HBO bought the rights after that.
- Jonathan Nolan is currently working on the TV adaptation of Westworld for HBO.
- No official word from HBO yet.
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