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Roadside Picnic Goes to TV

Image As it became known to journalists Deadline , the channel WGN America , the studio Sony Pictures TV and the company Tribune will join forces to work on TV adaptation of the famous novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky " Roadside Picnic ". It has not yet been announced whether it is a TV movie, mini-series or multi-part project.

The novel by the Strugatsky brothers was published in 1972 and quickly gained cult status among fans of science fiction.The book is set in the vicinity of the fictional city of Harmont , near which is located an anomalous area called the Zone . The territory, in which the usual laws of physics have ceased to operate, becomes a place of pilgrimage for stalkers - people who make their living searching for valuable artifacts.

In 1979, " Roadside Picnic " formed the basis of Andrei Tarkovsky's film "Stalker", which had a significant impact on many American filmmakers.


Picnic will be written by Jack Paglen ("Supremacy"), and the director's chair will be taken by the director of the blockbusters "Thor: The Darkness" and "Terminator Genisys" Alan Taylor . Neil H. Moritz (I Am Legend, Fast and Furious) will be producing the project.


WGN America continues to actively develop its television division. The channel's first self-produced series was the horror movie Salem ( Salem ), which was renewed for a third season this summer.

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Author: Jake Pinkman