News The Swarm: IN PRE-PRODUCTION

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    Scientists learn that at the bottom of the sea resides a collective intelligence which has suffered the ravages of civilization and has decided to fight back.
     
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    Sea Life Fights Back In “The Swarm” TV Series

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    Producer Frank Doelger (“Game of Thrones,” “Rome”) is reportedly set to adapt Frank Schaetzing’s environmental sci-fi thriller novel “The Swarm” into an eight-part big-budget English language series for German broadcaster ZDF and Doelger’s own Intaglio Films.

    Set in the present day, unnatural behavior in marine animals causes upheaval all over the world from jellyfish attacking human swimmers en masse, to mussels stopping large vessels, and more. Scientists soon learn that at the bottom of the sea resides a collective intelligence which has suffered the ravages of civilization and has decided to fight back.

    Production on the series will begin in 2019 and it will be executive produced by Doelger, Schaetzing and Eric Welbers. Uma Thurman and “The Silence of the Lambs” screenwriter Ted Tally had previously been attached to adapt the book into a feature.
     
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    Never tangle with a starfish. :emoji_head_bandage:
     
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    Not to be confused with this classic......



     
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    Alan Taylor To Helm “The Swarm” Series


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    “Thor: The Dark World” helmer Alan Taylor is set to direct the English-language environmental drama series “The Swarm” for New Line, Intaglio Films, Beta Film and ZDF Enterprises.

    Based on a 2004 novel by Frank Schaetzing, the story follows a global group of scientists and military personnel who discover that we are not the only intelligent species on this planet – and that deep down at the bottom of the sea resides a collective intelligence which has suffered the ravages of civilization on its habitat and has decided to fight back.

    Taylor, who is currently directing “The Sopranos” film prequel for New Line, has previously helmed episodes of numerous series including “Game of Thrones,” “The Sopranos,” “Deadwood,” “Lost” and “Boardwalk Empire”.

    Frank Doelger will executive produce which is expected to be one of the biggest and largest scale European series ever made.
     
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    I’ve heard of this book. I hope the TV series is on network television and not Netflix, because I don’t have Netflix. I have Hulu though, I’d be happy if it was on Hulu.
     

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