Margaret Atwood’s Dystopian Trilogy Being Adapted by Darren Aronofsky for HBO

The title pretty much says it all. The word on the street is that HBO and Darren Aronofsky are adapting Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam, a trilogy of dystopian novels that was completed last year. The novels — Oryx & Crake, The Year of the Flood, and MaddAddam — take place in a futuristic world where corporations have replaced governments and genetic modification is rampant. (Oryx & Crake was discussed in last week’s installment of MEDIA FRANKENSTEIN.)

Considering how awesomely HBO has adapted George R. R. Martin’s dark and epic A Song of Ice and Fire series, this seems like a pretty great match.

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