Shrouded in secrecy, it is home to the wildest dreams and darkest nightmares.
Vast amounts of money have been lavished on it.
The best minds of two generations have labored to build it.
And somehow, bit by bit, it is claiming the Earth’s most valuable resource: its children.
Dan Lin, a producer on “Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows” and period drama “Gangster Squad,” starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, and Sean Penn, has been tapped to produce the film. John Scott III will be writing the screenplay. Scott’s zombie script “Maggie” made the top 10 of the 2011 Black List and was the top title of the 2011 Blood List, the top 13 most-liked unproduced screenplays in the horror, thriller, sci-fi, fantasy, and dark comedy/drama genres. Scott is also adapting Isaac Asimov’s “Caves of Steel” for Fox.
In the meantime, the free-to-play Otherland massively multiplayer online game (MMO) is expected later this year from RealU, DTP Entertainment, and Gamigo.
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Otherland cover art by Michael Whelan.