TV Adaptation of Don DeLillo's Cryopreservation Novel, "Zero K," in the Works

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 - 1:40PM
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Wednesday, 27 April 2016 - 1:40PM
TV Adaptation of Don DeLillo's Cryopreservation Novel, "Zero K," in the Works
Don DeLillo's new and much-hyped novel, "Zero K," doesn't come out for another month, but FX has already optioned it for a possible TV series. The literary sci-fi novel takes place in a future in which it may be possible to cheat death, and was described by Michiko Kakutani's glowing New York Times review as echoing 2001: A Space Odyssey, but with a "considerably darker vision."

Deadline describes the plot of the novel as follows:
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Zero K follows billionaire Ross Lockhart whose younger wife, Artis Martineau, has a terminal illness. Lockhart is a significant investor in a secretive, remote compound where death is controlled and bodies are preserved until medical advances can restore individuals to improved lives. He hopes Artis can benefit from this pioneering science. Told from the perspective of son Jeffrey Lockhart, Zero K weighs the devastations of our time against "the mingled astonishments of our lives, here, on Earth."
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Don DeLillo is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and the author of seventeen novels. His book Cosmopolis, a modern re-imagining of James Joyce's Ulysses, was made into a movie directed by David Cronenberg and starring Robert Pattinson in 2012.
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