Jim Uhls (Fight Club, Semper Fi, Jumper) will be adapting Robert Charles Wilson’s Hugo-winning sci-fi novel Spin as a six-hour miniseries for Syfy. Spin is the first part of a trilogy that also includes Axis and Vortex.
The novel has a young scientist attempting to save humanity from impending apocalypse via a black cloud that has blanketed the planet, blacking out the sun and stars.
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SYFY TAKES JIM UHLS FOR SPIN
Acclaimed Writer to Adapt Robert Charles Wilson’s Hugo Award Winning Novel Into Six Hour Miniseries
Universal Cable Productions To Produce, Along With Rob Morrow And Leslie Urdang
PASADENA, CA- January 15, 2015- Syfy announced today that Jim Uhls (Fight Club, Semper Fi, Jumper) has signed on to adapt Robert Charles Wilson’s Hugo Award novel, Spin, into a six hour miniseries. The widely acclaimed novel centers on a young scientist trying to save humanity from the impending apocalypse of a mysterious, impenetrable cloud that has enveloped the entire Earth, blacking out the stars.
Spin, originally published in 2005, is the first of a trilogy in the best-selling series that also includes Axis and Vortex.
Universal Cable Productions will produce the project, along with Rob Morrow’s Bits and Pieces Picture Company and Olympus Picture’s Leslie Urdang. Jim is represented by Paradigm, Anonymous Content and Bloom, Hergot, Diemer.
Bits and Pieces Picture Company produces and develops film/tv/digital content. Currently they are working with The Weinstein Company on a new half hour cable series.
Leslie Urdang and Olympus Pictures are best known for feature work including the Nicole Kidman starrer and Oscar nominated “Rabbit Hole”, the Oscar winning “Beginners,” “Thanks for Sharing” with with Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Gad and “Adam” with Hugh Dancy and Rose Byrne. OP’s most recent projects are “Stockholm, PA”, to premiere at Sundance in 2015 starring Saoirse Ronan and the soon to be released “Family Fang” starring Jason Bateman and Nicole Kidman and directed by Bateman. OP has recently started working in television. In addition to “Spin”, it has set up a scripted drama called “Broad Street” at Bravo and an adaptation of the book “Peony”, described as a Downton Abby set in China, to be written and directed by Michael Hoffman.
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