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The Future is Wild for Warner Bros.

Posted by Patrick Sauriol on Thursday, October 1, 2009

Taken in the right direction this next new project has the potential to be a futuristic version of Jurassic Park: Warner Bros. is developing a movie behind the popular quasi-science The Future is Wild TV shows that hypothesize about what future forms of life on the planet may look like.

The first series of TFIW debuted on Animal Planet back in 2002 and became a hit. Spinoffs include books, comics, an animated kids show and even a theme park ride (at least that's what Variety said, so hold them accountable.) The show features interviews with real biologists talking about how evolution could unfold for many present day species over the next 200 million years. Needless to say some of the future critters aren't very friendly like the Deathgleaner, a giant flesh-eating bat, or the Snowstalker, something big and furry that you definitely don't want to bump into while out for a stroll.

The movie will be developed by Vanguard Films, the production entity of John H. Williams. The show's creator, John Adams, is also involved with producing the project along with Ettore Botta and Gerhard Sieber.

However, I can't help but wonder how this is going to affect development of the proposed Primeval movie that WB wanted to make. Based on the British sci-fi series of the same name, one of that show's hooks is watching future dangerous animals emerge from time portals and terrorize modern day humans. Will Warners put into development two high concept movies featuring kinda/sorta the same idea?

 

 

-Variety.

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