Children of Time Movie Adaptation Gets Screenwriter

Are you ready for the movie adaptation of Adrian Tchaikovsky's fascinating spider v. humans science fiction epic?

The Children of Time movie adaptation has a screenwriter.

According to Variety, Lionsgate has hired Colby Day to adapt the Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning science fiction novel from Adrian Tchaikovsky. Colby has previously worked on In the Blink of an Eye, a science fiction drama intertwining three stories.  It was fifth on the 2016 Blacklist of best unproduced scripts.

Children of Time is the story of a planet where spiders have evolved into a highly-intelligent, human-like species, following human scientist involvement. When the last remaining humans find the planet hoping to make it their home, the spiders have something to say about it.

Peter Kang and Meredith Wieck are overseeing the adaptation of Children of Time for Lionsgate.

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Here’s the official synopsis from Pan Macmillan:

The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age—a world terraformed and prepared for human life.

But all is not right in this new Eden. In the long years since the planet was abandoned, the work of its architects has borne disastrous fruit. The planet is not waiting for them, pristine and unoccupied. New masters have turned it from a refuge into mankind’s worst nightmare.

Now two civilizations are on a collision course, both testing the boundaries of what they will do to survive. As the fate of humanity hangs in the balance, who are the true heirs of this new Earth?

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