[Movies] Warner Bros. Planning The Drowned World For the Big Screen
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 02.28.2013
Adaptation of the sci-fi classic is on the way...
Warner Bros. is teaming up with Heyday Films to acquire the feature film rights to J.G. Ballard's 1962 sci-fi novel The Drowned World. Deadline reports that the studio will develop the film for a live-action take with David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford producing.
Set in the year 2145, The Drowned World offers a dystopic vision of the future wherein climate change has flooded much of the Earth and left the entire planet a vast tropical climate. The story follows a biologist, Dr. Robert Kerans, who is investigating the extreme ramifications the new environment is having on evolution in both flora and fauna.