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Ridley Scott and Netflix will adapt the post-apocalyptic world of JG Ballard in 'Hello America'

According to Deadline , Netflix would have bought the rights to adapt to 'Hello America ', the science fiction novel by JG Ballard , published in 1981, about a group of explorers who rediscovered the ruins of the United States a century after the country has collapsed And most citizens have been evacuated to Europe and Asia for Ridley Scott to produce with his company.

Ridley Scott and Netflix will adapt the post-apocalyptic world of JG Ballard in 'Hello America'

Ballard's adaptations are largely absent in contemporary cinema, and although a great author like Cronenberg dared to ' Crash ' (1996) it would not be until last year when we could see one of his postapocalyptic dystopias in the cinema with the irregular ' High -Rise '(2015) by unpredictable Ben Wheatley. So a new opportunity to one of your desolate worlds is good news.
Hello America Original Edition
This project becomes the second agreement of Scott Free and Netflix , having closed an agreement for ' War Party ', the film directed by Andrew Dominik that will star Tom Hardy . Scott Free also has the movie ' The Burning Woman ' directed by Jake Scott and ' Zoe ' directed by Drake Doremus. Ridley Scott after his first sequel to ' Prometheus ' is preparing to direct ' All The Money in the World '.
The novel takes place a century after the financial collapse and the abandonment of the United States by its people, when a group of pioneers returns to the ruins of the "New World" in a mission of rediscovery. The journey through a devastated land full of dangers for the crew, has the great knot in a confrontation with a charismatic leader called 'President Charles Manson' who plans to release his nuclear arsenal against anyone who threatens his share of power.

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