[Movies] Honor Harrington Getting Big-Screen Adaptation
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.15.2014
Sci-fi character will receive a film, comic books and more...
Evergreen Studios is set to bring David Weber's sci-fi character Honor Harrington to life across multiple platforms. The studio has announced their plans for Tales of Honor, a franchise that will include comic books, digital games, webisodes, a television series and a feature film.
The franchise will follow the life and times of Harrington, a brilliant genetically engineered female spaceship captain, as she heroically leads her crew through a series of epic political, military, and personal adventures. The stories are set 2,000 years in the future when hyperspace travel has allowed humanity to colonize the far reaches of the universe and are underscored by altruistic themes such as loyalty and leadership.
Evergreen CCO Scott Kroopf said in the announcement, "What makes these stories different is their female protagonist's unique narrative perspective and just how grounded and believable they are. By creating a futuristic society that is largely gender blind; we are able to explore the issues of female leadership in the military that are both ground-breaking and especially resonant for today's audience. Weber's storyworld is so cool because it's based in real science, which gives it a feeling of authenticity. Tales of Honor is to Science Fiction what Jason Bourne is to spy movies: realistic, gritty, and action-packed."
The series of books numbers twenty-eight entries, including two spin-off series and a young adult series. It will be the basis for various storylines in the franchise.