Ron Howard to Direct Sci-fi Adaptation 'Seveneves'

Seveneves A Novel P 2016
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Imagine Entertainment and Skydance are producing the film, which will have a script by 'Apollo 13' scribe Bill Broyles.

Ron Howard will direct an adaptation of the sci-fi novel Seveneves, reuniting with his Apollo 13 scribe Bill Broyles, who will pen the script. 

Neal Stephenson's 2015 novel follows the human race as a catastrophic event leaves them scrambling to survive. Nations band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space. Five thousand years later, their progeny — seven distinct races now three billion strong — embark on yet another audacious journey into the unknown: back to Earth.

Imagine Entertainment's Howard and Brian Grazer will produce the project, along with David Ellison and Dana Goldberg.

Howard most recently directed In the Heart of the Sea and the upcoming Inferno. He is repped by CAA.