TV Adaptation of H.G. Well's 'The Time Machine' Is in the Works
The London-based Sky TV & Broadband released its new project of adapting H.G. Well's classic science fiction novel The Time Machine into television series. According to deadline, Nick Payne, the British playwright of The Crown and Wanderlust, and Kibwe Tavares, the fresh British director of Jonah, will participate in the project.
H.G. Well and his The Time Machine | Images via Wikipedia
Published in 1895, with its unlimited imagination and scientific foundation, The Time Machine revolves around a Victorian scientist who traveled into 802700 when the planet is filled with palace-like architectures and the people are evolved into two kinds: Eloi and Morlocks. The former lives on the ground with small bodies and in fancy clothes; because of pursuing easy lives, the Eloi people degenerate, physically and intellectually. The latter, on the other hand, lives underground with their white-monkey appearance, grey-crimson eyes, and light yellow hair; the group gets used to darkness and only get to the ground in nighttimes. They produce different sorts of products for Eloi who at the end become the food for Morlocks. With curiosity, the Victorian scientist entered the underground world and got attacked by Morlocks.
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Eloi and Morlocks | Image via The Time Machine Wiki
The story has been adapted into small and big screens. The latest visualization is 2002's version directed by Simon Wells (The Prince of Egypt) and starring Guy Pearce (Memento) and Jeremey Irons (Justice League)
Image via The Time Machine Wiki
Sky's upcoming version is on its first stage. Let's wait and see how the time machine travels!
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