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Syfy's Childhood's End Adaptation Gets Closer and Closer to Happening

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Seriously, it looks like Syfy's version of Arthur C. Clarke's classic novel Childhood's End is actually going to happen. Because there are some very familiar names running this project.

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According to Deadline, Syfy's ordering Childhood's End to production as a six hour miniseries. Producing the project are Michael De Luca (The Social Network) and Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind). Writing the script is Matthew Graham (Life on Mars and Doctor Who) and just hired to direct is Nick Hurran (Doctor Who and Sherlock's "His Last Vow"). If nothing else, this line-up certainly suggests that Syfy is serious about doing this and doing it right.

Let's hope they succeed. Clarke's novel about an invasion of alien Overlords who turn Earth into a near-utopia is one of those works that changed the science fiction genre forever.

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Top image: concept art from a never-made film version by Neal Adams

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Childhood's End was the very first Clarke novel I read. I was in fifth or sixth grade at the time, so it of course scarred me for life. Do this right, Syfy, or don't do it at all.