Cloud Atlas arrives in selected theatres this weekend accompanied by the smog of its all-encompassing and mouth-agog-inducing premise which slithers across time like a large hypothetical python.
With no regard for traditional tropes and early on touted as unfilmable, the sci-fi genre-blend novel by David Mitchell spans the entire history of time plucking out characters and incidents for the purpose of proving that everything is connected. Also proving that everything except House Of Leaves can be adapted into a movie.
With the literary world brimming with ideas ripe for the big screen it’s only a matter of time before the rights to bestsellers are snapped up by Hollywood. The following list is just a select taste of science fiction adaptations in production which combine horror, comedy, fantasy and rather a lot of dystopia.
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