Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle getting TV treatment
Hipsters rejoice! IM Global Television will be adapting Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical sci-fi novel Cat’s Cradle for the small screen, the studio announced Thursday.
The studio is looking for a “high-level writer/showrunner,” to develop the project alongside executive producer Brad Yonover and co-executive producer Sandi Love.
Published in 1963, Cat’s Cradle was Vonnegut’s fourth novel and focuses mainly on the topics of science, technology, and religion, satirizing in particular the nuclear arms race through the story of one family’s involvement with the atomic bomb.
“Cat’s Cradle is a true classic, not just in the science fiction genre, but in literature overall. We couldn’t be more honored or excited to adapt this seminal work for television,” said IM Global Television co-founder Mark Stern.
The studio has also secured the rights to best-selling author Marion Zimmer Bradley’s 25 book series Darkover. Set on the foreign and exotic planet Darkover, the books are a mix of the science fiction and fantasy genres. IM Global has lined up Ilene Kahn Power (Gia, Traffic) and Elizabeth Stanley to executive produce the series.
IM Global Television is currently developing several other projects including Den of Thieves, a Noir type crime drama starring Carla Gugino; Horrorshow, a serialized drama that honors classic ’70s and ’80s horror films; 1906, a six-hour miniseries chronicling the San Francisco earthquake and fire of the titular year; and Anchorage, a crime procedural based on the real-life experiences of the head of the Vice division in Anchorage, Alaska.