Excellent news for fans of Neal Stephenson’s excellent sci-fi novel: It’s being turned into a movie, courtesy of the creative team that brought Apollo 13 to life .


Seveneves, which follows a billions-strong generation of spacebound humans attempting to recolonize the cataclysmically ravaged Earth that their ancestors left behind, will be overseen by the trifecta of director Ron Howard, scriptwriter Bill Broyles, and producer Brian Grazer for Skydance. We loved this book when it came out last year, so it’ll be interesting to see how its tale of evolved humans and the disaster they were born out of comes together on the big screen.


James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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