Adaptation Of Ursula K Le Guin’s Nine Lives In The Works

Ursula K. Le Guin's Nine Lives

by James White |
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Legendary science fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin was famously reticent to option her work for screens, though a few adaptations, including Studio Ghibli's Tales From Earthsea have happened. But since her death in January, the number is on the rise, and now her novelette Nine Lives is in development via Fresh Meat/Plebs writer Tom Basden and director Siri Rodnes.

Nine Lives is set on a moon base where humanity is involved in off-world drilling. Two jaded workers are energised by the idea of some new human company, only for their mood to sour when they realise their bosses are sending 10 clones. The story originally saw publication in Playboy.

Rodnes had already established a working relationship with Le Guin, having adapted one of her short stories while in film school and was given the go-ahead to work on an adaptation, which she's co-written with Basden.

Pin Cushion producer Gavin Humphries is backing the new film alongside former Sony International producer Josephine Rose. They're looking for the cast right now. In related Le Guin news, both The Telling and the Earthsea stories are also working their way through the halls of development.

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